Eight teams moved onto the boys state soccer finals Tuesday night as the semifinals played out around the state. See the recaps below for in-depth coverage of who advanced, how they advanced and what players played major roles.
Milton held off visiting Walton 68-62 in a Class AAAAA first-round playoff game. The Eagles pushed the lead to 13 in the third quarter before Walton narrowed the gap to four points by the end of the quarter.
Terrell Cason’s two touchdown runs propelled visiting Cairo to a 21-0 victory over St. Pius in the Class AAA quarterfinals. The Syrupmakers (11-2) will make their first semifinals appearance since winning the state title in 2008.
High school soccer season kicks off with many familiar names atop the rankings. Perennial powers Starr’s Mill and Collins Hill are the teams to watch in all classifications. Both are defending champions, and bring back a ton of talent. The Panthers actually beat the Eagles 3-2 in the teams’ season opener.