COLUMN: Athens girls soccer caps remarkable run
The journey for the Athens girls soccer program over the past decade is nothing short of remarkable.
Since making the state soccer tournament for the first time in 2007, the Golden Eagles can’t get enough of it. The team has made an appearance in the 5A tournament for seven consecutive years, finally winning it all on Saturday.
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One after another, holding back tears, Athens players said the same thing after winning the 5A soccer championship Saturday afternoon.
Exactly a year removed from losing to Chelsea in their first state championship appearance, Athens’ players walked off as winners after beating St. Paul’s 1-0 at John Hunt Park.
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