Lee County Soccer

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Eric Summerlin (12) advances up the field to set up a goal. He was awaiting a incoming pass from his teammate. Summerlin said, "We were trying to set up a goal for the win."

The Trojans have been working very diligently since October of last year. They were doing conditioning and drills to be ready for this season. In a blink of an eye it was here.

On January 30, 2020, the Trojans opened the season with a scrimmage game versus the Blue Devils of Tift. Since it was a scrimmage the scores were not kept.

Then on February 4, 2020, the Trojans started the regular season against the Rams out of Worth County. This was also the debut of the new soccer facility.  The varsity girls won 11-0, while the boys completed the sweep, winning 4-1.

Following, on February 7, 2020, They played against Packers of Colquitt County. The varsity girls won 5-1. Increasing their record to 2-0 on the year. However, the boys would fall 0-1 in a nail bitter. Bringing their record to 1-1 on the year.

Then on February 11, 2020, they traveled to Thomasville to take on the Thomas County Central Yellow Jackets. The girls loss 0-2, putting their record at 2-1. The boys fell 2-6, dropping their record to 1-2.

On February 18, 2020, The Vikings out of Lowndes County came to town to take on Lee for a regular season match up. The girls tied 1-1. Bringing their record to 2-1-1. While the boys would lose against the tough seven AAAAAAA 2019 region champions 2-6, falling to 1-3 on the year.

February 21, 2020, they traveled to Crisp County to take on the cougars. The Trojans would bounce back. The girls won 4-0, improving to 4-1-1 on the year. Then the boys completed the sweep, winning 4-2. Which brought their record to 2-3 on the year.

The varsity boys are led in goals by Eric Summerlin (12) with five, followed by Greg Octavious (12) with three. The varsity girls are have been a balanced team trying to overcome a huge loss of Brittany Benner (12), who got injured at the start of the season.

“This season is not going how we planned it.” said Summerlin.

The boys team can start turning things back around with a win this Friday. On the other hand, the girls hope to continue their estatic start on the year. Hoping to claim another region championship title. The region record determines your seeding for the state playoffs. The first and second seeds will host, while the third and forth seeds travel on the road for the first round.

When asked how they can turn this season around Octavious said,  “We start region play this Friday, and it give us a fresh start.”

Amari Foster (12) serves on the defensive side of the field. Foster said, “I want to personally invite everyone out this Friday, for a huge region match up against Northside Warner Robins.”

Friday’s kick off against Northside Warner Robins starts at 5:30 p.m. for the girls and at 7:00 p.m. for the boys following.