Wednesday, September 29, 2004

BEN DAVIS ADVANCES IN COUNTY. Ben Davis boys varsity soccer team defeated Park Tudor Preparatory Academy (the rich boys) Tuesday evening at Roncalli High School, 3-0. Perry Meridian defeated Roncalli in the second game of the evening, 3-0. That sets up what promises to be a great second-round match-up between Ben Davis and Perry Meridian @ BD on Thursday evening.

JARED -- "THE MARKER." Jared is "the marker" for Ben Davis. That is, he is assigned to go one-on-one with the opposing team's highest scorer, which is usually the center forward. He has all but shut down these scoring specialists throughout the season. Last evening he defended against a player who has scored 23 goals for Park Tudor this season. Jared frustrated the kid all night and kept him from scoring. Well done! He'll have another tough assignment against a senior on Perry Meridian on Thursday. Good luck!

RENEWING SIDELINE ACQUAINTANCES. One of the fun aspects of these competitions is renewing acquaintances with parents and players that have been on Jared's teams in club league play across the years. Last evening no fewer than 10 players on Ben Davis, Perry Meridian, and Roncalli had once played on the same 12-year old Indy Inferno team under the coaching of George McMannus. It was fun talking with parents as our boys fought it out on the pitch.

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