The Woodmore boys’ soccer team has been going strong for a couple of years, winning the Northern Buckeye Conference title last year and again this season.
With great records of 14-3 last season and the record of 12-3-1 this season the Wildcats have had a lot of success. The Wildcats extended their winning record with the start of the 2012 state tournament Oct. 18 with a 4-1 win over Mansfield St. Peters.
“We improved greatly this season by coming together as a team, and we played best when we played for each other,” said senior Donny Bowen.
The Wildcats are losing ten important seniors, including seven starters.
“I’m glad I ended my last season with a winning record,” said Bowen.
The Wildcats played their second round game in the tournament on Oct 24, losing to Mansfield Christian for the second year in a row.
“We should have beat them last year, we didn’t play to our full potential, and we played a lot harder against them this year, but the score didn’t show it,” said junior Malachi Brown.
For the second straight year, Woodmore coach Carlo Pocino is Alan Miller Jewelers All-Press Coach of the Year after the Wildcats defended their NBC title.
The Wildcats finished undefeated in the league at 9-0-1, followed by Eastwood (4-2-4), Rossford (4-4-2), Lake (3-6-1), Genoa (2-5-3), and Otsego (1-6-3).
(Reprinted in part with permission from the October edition of Window To Woodmore, the school’s student newspaper).