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PREP SOCCER: Rams off to rocky start as 7A-Region 4 play begins
NHS Boys Soccer
Jonathan Gaspar (12) advances the ball downfield to Tre Cobble (20) against Alcovy at home on Feb. 4. - photo by Anthony Banks | The Covington News
NHS Girls Soccer
Ananda Molina (4) tries to get past a Cedar Grove defender on Feb. 4 at home. - photo by Phillip B. Hubbard

COVINGTON, Ga. — So far this season, both Newton High School soccer teams have had up and down performances. 

Each team has already begun region play, too, this past week. 

Here’s where the teams stand: 

Lady Rams

At the time of this publication, the Lady Rams stood at 2-3-2 overall with a 0-1 record in Region 4-AAAAAAA. 

Newton began the 2022 season on a two-game winning streak defeating Cedar Grove 4-3 followed by a 6-0 shutout win over county rival Alcovy. 

After that, Newton endured back-to-back mercy-rule losses against Clarkston and Rockdale County, respectively. 

The team’s two matches that ended in ties ensued. 

First, they tied 3-3 with Southwest Dekalb, then the Lady Rams tied 3-3 at Stephenson High School. 

Most recently, the Lady Rams suffered a 10-0 loss at Parkview on March 4. 

The Lady Rams were back in action on Friday, Match 11 versus Brookwood with their next matchup being on March 15 at South Gwinnett. 


Newton is at 4-2-1 overall with a 0-1 record in Region 4-AAAAAAA. 

Starting the season 2-0, the Rams defeated Cedar Grove 3-0 on Feb. 3 at home followed by a 7-4 victory over Alcovy Feb. 4. 

The next match resulted in a 5-0 loss against Clarkston for Newton on Feb. 8. The Rams’ lone tie of the season came on Feb. 11 tying 2-2 with Rockdale County. 

Newton got back in the win column on Feb. 16 against Southwest Dekalb with a 4-0 win. Another two-game winning streak was formed with a 3-1 victory over Stephenson on Feb. 24. 

The Rams’ latest match ended in a mercy-rule losing to region opponent Parkview 10-0 on March 4. 

Head coach Duane Williams wants to see his team play more cohesively now that the region schedule has begun. 

“As we get into region play, I want to continue to build off of our early success,” Williams said. “We can get better as a team if we continue to build our team chemistry.” 

On March 11, the Rams will host Brookwood and then will travel to South Gwinnett on March 15 for more Region 4-AAAAAAA action.