DISTRICT CHAMPS: MARATHON HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER TEAM ADVANCES

Marathon goal tender Matthew Kratzert makes another stop.

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!

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