Just one year after seeing its season cancelled, the Bryan County boys’ soccer team hosted its first-ever state tournament game. The Redskins fell 2-0 to Glenn Hills, the No. 3 seed from Region 4-AA.
“We tried our hardest and we were competitive,” Bryan County Coach Roman Czerwinski said. “That’s what you hope for.”
The Spartans scored once in each half, while the Redskins narrowly missed the net, including two shots on back-to-back possessions by Chance Oliver and Devon Hardy. Bryan County had six shots on goal, while Glenn Hills took 10. Sage Lamb made eight saves in goal.
“We had our chances,” Czerwinski said. “They capitalized on their opportunities and we didn’t. That was the difference.”
Bryan County finishes the season at 6-7 overall. It was 6-4 and the No. 2 seed in Region 2-AA.
“Even though they (Glenn Hills) were the third seed in their region, they were 10-4,” Czerwinski said. “You can tell they’ve all been playing soccer for a long time. They communicate very well.”
Czerwinski said he isn’t sure what to expect next season as the team will lose 11 seniors. Last year’s season was cut short due to injuries and a lack of players.
“I think we’ll be rebuilding, but these guys are creating a legacy,” he said. “Hopefully we’ll have more players try out next year, including the guys moving up from the middle school.”