Middle School Soccer Final 4 Today at 4:00

December 17, 2007 at 4:05 pm 2 comments


Today, two contests pit the “big 4” of soccer among Gaston County Middle Schools in 4:00 PM matches.

Cramerton, a 4-1 winner over Belmont last Thursday will meet Holbrook in Lowell. Cramerton was 8-2 on the season, losing to Grier and Holbrook during the regular season. Holbrook will be without top scorer, Santiago Asprilla, who was suspended last Wednesday for breaking team rules. Cramerton had lost the earlier season match 6-1 to Holbrook.  Cramerton is coached by Sam Braxton, Forestview women’s coach and JV men’s coach. Holbrook is coached by Andrew Collins.

In the other semi-final, Belmont will be traveling to Grier, who was undefeated during the regular season.  Grier is coached by Daniel Wydo — formerly a teacher and coach at Belmont Middle. Belmont is coached by former Red Raider mentor, Sam Pruitt, who is now the athletic director at the middle school. 

Belmont had a regular season record of 6-3 with outstanding performances by several players. Most notable were Colby Stephens and Cameron Boyd. Sadler Gensch, a 7th grader, performed well in goal through the season.

The matchups are interesting as they will give fans a peak at the Huss, South Point, Forestview, and Ashbrook JV and Varsity squads of the future. Each team has outstanding eighth-graders and very good seventh-graders. On the outset, it appears that Ashbrook will be the beneficiary of the cream of the crop and should do well for the next 3 to 4 years.


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. anon  |  December 18, 2007 at 11:37 am

    Kudos to Coach Collins at Holbrook for suspending his top player even though he knew they needed him for the playoffs. Not many coaches would be willing or brave enough to make that decision. It teaches a very important to that player as well. Well done!

  • 2. Golden Bear  |  December 20, 2007 at 11:01 pm

    I find it interesting now that Grier has beaten Cramerton for the third time in a row and the fourth time in five years, that this success does not seem to be translating to Ashbrook, at least so far. Forestview has all the Big South Conference Championships over the last number of years (3 in a row and 5 of the last 6) and South Point has certainly been the 2nd best team in the conference over the last couple of years, making Ashbrook the third.

    That’s even true with some of Cramerton’s best players of the past actually going elsewhere (Gadd, Harbin & Haskins) and Ashbrook getting a key transfer (Valencia).

    I wonder what the difference is……..


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