Marathon High School soccer coach Arno Silva said the high school team has been dreaming about a championship trophy for three years.
“We felt this year it was our time to win a title,” Silva said.
It was a rough first half for the team. Both MHS and Keys Gate battled for the ball.
“In the water break, I stressed to our players that they needed to believe in their own game, which has been very successful throughout this season,” Silva said. “As they got back on the field, I could see them calming down and controlling the ball and keeping possession for a little longer.”
Henry Herrera scored four goals, and Anthony Machado scored another on a penalty kick to defeat Keys Gate, last year’s district champions. MHS will play the loser of the Ransom vs. Westminster Christian game at home on Wednesday, Feb. 17 starting at 7 p.m. Go Fins!