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A Day in Maverick History - Two State Champions!!
Three bus loads traveled to the campus of NC State University and Raleigh on Saturday and brought home loads of accolades and happy Mavericks! In one venue, Dail Stadium at Derr Track, the Men’s Soccer Team met the Cardinals of Jacksonville High School, the returning champions of the AAA bracket. In another, our Varsity Girls Cheerleading Squad was about to compete in the Medium Varsity Division on the mat at the Raleigh Convention Center.
In a thriller that was the highest scoring game in NCHSAA history, Klint Parker scored his second and the winning goal with less than two minutes remaining in the match. Mavs led 4-1 at the half, allowing the Cardinals to score three straight, before snapping out of it and exchanging two tie scores. The Mavs showed the endurance of champions, cultivated over a dream season that included a first-ever soccer home game in the snow! Other goals in the match were scored by Kyle Enoch, Will Green, and Eric Newsome. With two goals as well, and one assist, senior Kyle Enoch was named MVP of the Championship.
A huge Maverick Orange Crush section, blacked-out for this one, made the road trip to the Capital. Other Maverick fans and parents were joined late by several varsity cheerleaders, who ran over to see the victory while waiting on their final results. NCHSAA hosts the Cheer Invitational each year, with 140 teams in this year’s event. The girl competed in and won their division around 3:00 P.M., but winners were not announced until the awards ceremony began at 8:30 P.M.
What a great day to be a Maverick!!
Written by: Lisa Justice
Posted: Nov 17, 2013 by Lisa Justice