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RHMS Wildcats win region title
Richmond Hill 8th graders Aaron Collins, Anthony Norce, Dylan Goins, Justin Carillo, Tyler Beatty, Sean Marcolus, Forrest Wilson, Ryker Hall celebrate the Wildcats’ Coastal Empire Region title.

The Richmond Hill Middle School boys soccer team recently traveled to South Effingham to take on the South Effingham Middle School Mustangs for the Coastal Empire Region Championship. The Wildcats were able to eliminate Burke County in the 1st round of tournament action. They walked away with a 3-0 victory (all goals coming in the 2nd half). The Wildcats traveled to Ebenezer to take on the higher seeded Screamin’ Eagles in the 2nd round. In the first meeting of the two teams, the Wildcats lost in an overtime shootout. Through hard work and team play, the 3rd seeded Wildcats came away with a 2-0 win. This victory opened the door for a title shot. The Wildcats took the field on that picture-perfect day with focus and determination. The first goal of the game was a "beaut." Dylan Goins took the ball deep into the left corner and launched a cross-field pass into the box. As if on a line, the pass connected with Canon Rooker for a rocket of a header, which no goalkeeper could stop. As the 1st half progressed, Justin Carillo was able to connect for a second blistering shot on goal. As the Wildcats entered the 2nd half, they had containment in mind. They were able to secure their lead and Champion status. The Wildcat defense led by Captain Jonathan Hatala and Goalkeeper Aaron Collins held all tournament opponents scoreless throughout. Consistent tournament shutouts served as fitting cap to a successful season.

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