This has been an excited season for BCS Boys Soccer. Last week, the team competed in sectionals, winning 7-0 against Whitko and 2-0 against Concordia. “The best part of the sectional game was Michael Wharton scoring not only his first goal of his senior year, but also as a center back, which rarely happens in soccer games,” said Senior Spencer Seabeck.
Seabeck is a captain on the team this year and has taken a big step in responsibility and leadership. Seabeck is proud of the team’s progress this year despite 11 players of last year’s players graduating and despite the team experiencing a scoring drought in the middle of this season. Coach Freeborn says, “The boys have continued with a great attitude and work rate through it all.” The players have been working toward this goal since the beginning of the summer.
Thursday, the boys played in the regional semi-final against Blackhawk’s long-time rival, Bishop Luers. In the past few years, Luers has consistently got the best of Blackhawk, knocking us out of the tournament time and time again. Not this year. The Braves beat the Knights 3-1.
Saturday’s regional match will be played against Westview. A regional win would make history for Blackhawk. “The game against Westview is going to be tough. We are going to have stay mentally strong. It is going to take all of the players on the field to get the result we want,” stated Seabeck.
The Braves have come so far this year. Not many teams get the opportunity to participate in the regional championship and they are hoping to make history with a win tomorrow.