Eighteen current and former Eastside Eagles gathered together Saturday evening at Cousins Middle School to play in the fourth annual Eastside High School Alumni soccer match.
A storm blew through the area just prior to the scheduled kickoff and no doubt cut into the number of participants, but it did not postpone the celebration. Current Eagles’ head coach Champ Young, who has twice led his boys teams to the second round of the state playoffs in his four years at the helm, was the elder statesman representing the class of 2004. On a night which featured recent graduates and youthful future stars, numerous outstanding plays were made by several different players.
The play of the match started when Alli Coberth (2015 and the only girl playing this year) sent a terrific through ball to space that Dakota Arrington (2014) ran down in the right corner and crossed into the scoring area to Tyrik Francis (2015) who headed it in for a goal.