By Ryan Berry
PIQUA — The Ansonia Tiger Soccer Crew’s season got here to finish on Friday evening after an unimaginable run within the match the place they completed because the regional runner-up to Marion Native. The Flyers received 48-0.
The Tigers saved the Flyers’ offense off the sector for nearly the whole first quarter. They held the ball for 11 minutes. The Tigers caught a break early within the drive once they have been compelled to punt. The punt was partially blocked, however the ball went ahead and Ansonia was capable of get better and get sufficient yards for a primary down. Sadly, that drive stalled inside Marion Native’s territory. Forty-five seconds into the Flyers first drive Ansonia was capable of create a turnover with an interception and completed out the remaining quarter-hour on offense.
Ansonia’s protection was capable of stymie the Flyers’ offense for many of the first half. Marion was lastly capable of get on the scoreboard, however the often dominate former state champions have been solely up 7-0 at halftime.
The second half proved an excessive amount of for the Tigers to deal with. The Flyers have been capable of take the opening kickoff again 55 yards to the Tiger 10 yard line. A few performs later and it was a 14-0 sport.
Ansonia’s offense couldn’t get going within the second half and noticed a number of three and outs. On the drive after the primary rating within the second half, Ansonia was compelled to punt. The snap went over the top of Keegan Weiss and into the tip zone. He picked it up and tried to punt, however the punt was blocked and Marion Native recovered it in the long run zone for a 21-0 lead.
The Flyers proved why they’re favored to win one other state championship once more this 12 months and dominated the second half.
Coach Adam Corridor stated he advised his staff that this is able to sting for a short while, however they should preserve their heads up due to the good season that they had. “We’ve 12 seniors that did an ideal job being good leaders for us all 12 months lengthy. I’ve stated it a thousand instances. You’ll be able to’t say it sufficient. Our seniors are nice soccer gamers, they’re exhausting employees, they’re nice children and you may’t say what they imply to our program; how a lot I recognize them as a coach,” stated Corridor. He added that his seniors make teaching simple.
Corridor stated he’s pleased with the trouble his staff confirmed all through the season and the way they acquired higher every week. He went on to reward his coaches and the varsity district. “I’ve nice assistant coaches that make my life simple, our athletic boosters, our administration, our followers have been nice all 12 months. It’s been an ideal 12 months and there’s tons to be pleased with. I do know that it stings now, however the additional we get away from this…We’ve rather a lot to look again on and be pleased with this 12 months.”
He would love for his underclassmen to understand they’ll preserve this program the place it’s and transfer it ahead by following the instance of the seniors. “You’ll be able to’t simply wait to be a senior and hope it occurs. Our seniors went out, they determined in January that is what we wished to do and we labored in the direction of it. Now our younger guys know that they’ll comply with the instance these seniors set and make that occur. It one thing we are able to do 12 months in and 12 months out if we’re working in the direction of it.
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