I don’t know what’s more impressive: a travel soccer team scoring 59 goals in an 18-game season, or that same team allowing just four.
If that dilemma is the lone source of discord after the season, things must have gone well.
That’s what the 94 Lady Gunners Gold Augusta Arsenal squad accomplished while completing a 14-1-3 season.
The team features Columbia County high school players from Harlem, Evans, Greenbrier, Lakeside and Augusta Prep, along with players from Aquinas, Richmond Academy and Westside.
Those statistics are the total from all play.
Meanwhile, the U-19 squad, ranked 14th in the state, scored 36 goals and allowed only one during an undefeated league play schedule. The team captured the Georgia Youth Soccer Association’s Athena B division championship.
Several of the team members already have committed to play at the college level.
Any team putting up those kinds of numbers is significant. That this Augusta Arsenal group did it while playing a tough travel schedule against the state’s elite teams is even more impressive.
set for ’Pack coach search
Greenbrier High School Athletic Director Garrett Black said he expects the school to name a new head football coach by the end of January.
Prior to the Wolfpack’s 2011 season finale,fourth-year head coach Brian Smith announced his resignation effective at the end of the season.
Black said the school officially will post the position Dec. 5. Those interested will have a two-week window to apply.
By mid-January, Black said, the list will be narrowed and the remaining candidates will be interviewed.
“By the end of January, we should have someone in place,” he said.