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LCRD U10 soccer team wins state
U16 team members are Athor Ancheta, Jaiden Barney, Delano Blue, Logan Breningstall, Nathan Delaney, Jeremiah Felder, Nicholas Finley, Daniel Futch, Devin Haynes, Kailer Krause, Jose Ortiz, Antonio Ortiz, Ameen Valnezuda, Amari Walker, and JaDon Wyatt. The coach was Daniel Dotson. - photo by Photo provided.

The Liberty County U10 All-Star soccer team captured the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association State Championship on Dec. 3.

The team began play at the GRPA District 2 tournament in Wayne County on Nov. 14-16 and swept through the competition, defeating Wayne County (7-0) and Camden County (7-2) to capture the District Championship.

At the GRPA State Tournament in Thomasville on Dec. 2-3, the team continued its winning ways, defeating Sumter County (6-1) and Troup County (2-0) to advance to the championship. Liberty knocked off host Thomasville 5-2 to win the state title.

The U12 team also advanced to State in Thomasville by winning the GRPA District 2 Tournament. At district the team defeated Glynn County (11-0), Long County (10-0) and Camden County (4-1).

Columbia County was the District 1 Champ and Liberty’s first round opponent at State. The teams battled to a 3-3 tie at the end, and Liberty lost in the ensuing shoot-out.

Other LCRD all-star teams included the U14 and U16 teams. Both lost in the first round of district.

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