Game Preview with Kenneth Brown Jr.:Smith Golden Eagles begin NCHSAA Soccer Playoffs on Wednesday vs. Southeast Guilford Falcons
from Kenneth Brown Jr. at Ben L. Smith High School:
The Ben L. Smith Golden Eagles’ Soccer team looks like the only Fall team at Smith to head into the playoffs.
The brackets were released and we are number 14. Ironic because Carlos’ Jersey Number is 14. Anyway, the pressure is on.
This is the first time the Soccer Team has made it to playoffs in 35 years (1979). But some good news is that we have never lost at home (5-0-1).
The Eagles are 1-1 against the Southeast Guilford Falcons this season. The first time they won, it was here at home, by a score of 4-1. The second time, it was away. they lost 2-1. Also, both teams have momentum coming off of close wins as they closed out the Regular Season.
Southeast beat Southern Alamance 2-1, and we beat Page by that same score. Luckily, for us, Southeast is not very good when it comes to going to other schools, they are ( 5-4-1 away).
However, this should be a good match-up and it’s hard to predict because both teams are good. Our players just can’t afford to make mistakes and this will test their character. They will be tested like never before, a bond will be formed among them that’ll never be broken. Let’s hope they pass.
The First Round kicks off Wednesday at Smith at 7 pm. Ticket Prices (TBA)