Highlands Middle School soccer team hosted Murphy on April 28 and finished the season strong winning 8-0. Highlands Coach Keith McKim said he thinks they played their best game all year against Murphy.
Highlands Gavin Small douses Coach Keith McKim after winning their final game against Murphy at home.
Highlands Aniah Mckim scored 2, Brian Jarquin scored 2, Kevin Torres scored 1, Timmy McDowell scored 1, Courtney Logan scored 1, and Olivia Corbin scored the last point.
Highlands Bryan Jarquin makes a quick pass to keep moving the ball down the field.
Highlands only lost twice all year, both times against undefeated Summit and McKim said he’s happy with the team’s performance.
Highlands Kevin Torres takes a shot on Murphy’s goal.
“I’m proud of all of our players,” said McKim. “I think everyone improved in individual soccer skills, character, and understanding strategy. I’m looking forward to next year!”
Highlands Olivia Corbin makes one last move before taking a shot on goal.
Highlands loses 8th-graders Finneus Garner, Aislynn Luck, and Andrew Reyes who move on to high school, but McKim said they will still be coming back strong next year.
Highlands Finneaus Garner sends the ball up to the offense against Murphy.
“Most of our players return, so I’m excited about being able to pick up where we left off,” he said.
Highlands Cayden Pierson maintains control under pressure by Murphy.
Highlands Timmy McDowell maintains possession and moves to center the ball.
Highlands Conner Sattler throws the ball in against Murphy.
Highlands Courtney Logan takes a shot on goal against Murphy.
Highlands Gavin Small moves the ball down the field against Murphy.
It takes a second, but Highlands Dios works his way clear against Murphy.
Highlands Aislynn Luck kicks a lobbed pass to keep the ball moving.
Highlands Isaiah Vilardo rips a shot on Murphy’s goal. Also pictured at the top of the article.
Highlands Heidi Doerter picks off a Murphy pass and sends the ball the other direction.
Article and photos by Brian O’Shea
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