8th Grade Boys Soccer Wins the HJPC Championship!

Posted by Boys Soccer on Feb 03 2017 at 06:08AM PST

The 8th grade boys’ soccer team has concluded its season as HJPC champions! The championship match was held at The Village School (tournament hosts). The entire team thrived on hearing the cheers and roars of the crowd throughout the match. Thank you to all of our supporters!

The highly anticipated matchup versus Kinkaid began at 4:00. Just last week the Vikings suffered their first loss of the season to Kinkaid by a score of 3-1. At about the tenth minute, Samy F. scored from the left side of the box to give the Vikings a 1-0 lead! The momentum was kept by the Vikings in the second half as Gerardo G. blasted a penalty kick past the keeper to make the score 2-0. A few minutes later, Nicolas A. swung a left foot at a ball near the eighteen that found its way across the goal line (3-0). A beautiful cap to the scoring occurred when Julien R. hit a free kick from 40 yards out that found the head of Nicolas A. and he directed into the goal. What a brilliant header! The score was now 4-0 with fewer than 8 minutes remaining. The crowd was buzzing with excitement and the bench was anxiously awaiting the celebration soon to ensue with the players on the pitch. Three final blasts of the whistle and it was complete… The Village School Vikings have become HJPC Boys’ Soccer Champions for just the second time in school history! Samuel B. and Kasper V. both combined for the shutout win as they played behind an impeccable defensive line.

Coach Wolfe would like to credit every member of the team for his diligence, class, character, commitment, work ethic, attitude and integrity throughout the course of the season. These great young men exemplify incredible character that will certainly help them excel in life. Coach Wolfe would also like to thank all of the parents for their support throughout the season! Whether you were providing us with a pregame snack or driving about Houston to support our team, we were, and are, certainly grateful for you. Go Vikings!