• By Piper McCoun Woodford Sun Sports

WCHS soccer squads finish strong

The Woodford County High School soccer teams ended their seasons on a high note this past week.

The boys advanced to the 8th Region championship game against North Oldham, where they fell to the Mustangs 5-2. “I felt pretty confident going into the championship game. We put up a good fight in the first half, but unfortunately we couldn’t finish strong,” said Owen Damm, senior midfielder and leading scorer for the Jackets. “The energy was competitive as it should be for a championship game. We fought and kept our heads up from start to finish. I will miss playing with my friends and coaches for sure. After playing with them for seven-plus years, it’s sad to see that come to an end, but I’m proud of how far we’ve come.”

The Jackets ended the season with a record of 12-3, claiming the 30th District title while finishing undefeated in the district and 8-1 in the region.

The Lady Yellow Jackets had a remarkable season, winning the 30th District championship and advancing to the 8th Region semifinals. “Going into the district game, I felt very confident in our team,” said senior Dorrah Martin. “We have improved so much this season and it was our time to make a good run in the postseason. The whole season, our little saying was confidence, not cockiness, so I think that’s exactly how I felt. During our last game, our energy was definitely nervous. We knew we were going up against a good team and we knew we had to play with everything we had. I think we fought to the end, we just didn’t see the results we were hoping for. The thing I will miss most from this past season is definitely the bonds I have created with my teammates. With COVID-19, things were so different, but we adjusted, and we were able to make so many memories.”

The Lady Jackets ended the season with a 11-4 record, finishing undefeated in the district and 7-2 in the region.

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