Just a quick "Shout Out" to the Octorara Boys Soccer team who won the PIAA AA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP on Sat. evening. I guess it's special since it's where I went to school,(well, and it's right here infront of my house), a little farm school, in a little farmy, country town...and they had a vehicle parade right in front of my house like I have never seen before. Fire engines, police sirens, and then cars just kept coming and coming...Kids all hopped out of the bathtub to catch a glimpse...Way to take down Hampton High guys...don't even ask me where that is? :) For those who care...here is an article from one of our Local papers...
Ten years to the day after winning its only previous state championship, the Octorara boys' soccer team brought home its second-ever PIAA Class AA Championship with a 2-1 over Hampton Saturday in Hershey.
Josh Topper scored off a Justin Weathers throw-in to give the Braves a 1-0 lead 32 minutes into the game. Two minutes later, leading scorer Greg Patrick found the back of the net off another Weathers throw-in for his 31st tally of the season and a 2-0 Octorara lead.
Highlighted by goalie Josh Wolff's stop of a Hampton penalty kick with roughly 20 minutes remaining, the Octorara defense weathered a furious storm by the Talbots in the second half. Hampton provided a cosmetic dent in the scoreboard late in the contest for the final margin.
Saturday's championship game was the final appearance for 10 Octorara seniors, eight of whom were starters on coach Kevin Noon's squad.
The Braves (19-4-1) also won the District One Class AA title.