Soccer Storylines Updated: Who is Going to Georgetown?

LEE is the favorite to make it to Georgetown after losing to Reagan in last year's quarterfinals. Could the two play again on Saturday? (Photo courtesy: LEE Vol Pics).

 

By Greg Sherman.

24 teams will secure safe passage to Georgetown this weekend. Who from the area will be among them?  One thing is for sure, before anyone can go north, they must go south to either the valley (4A and 6A) or Corpus Christi (5A).

6A Boys – Normally when the defending state runner-up is still in the draw, it would be the favorite. But, Reagan got swept by LEE this year, and will likely be without its keeper, Eugene Albo, who was red carded late in its third round win over rival Johnson. The Volunteers, who haven’t lost since January 5th, have not only beaten Reagan twice, but also defeated TAPPS champion Central Catholic, Katy Cinco Ranch, and Houston Strake Jesuit, as well as played a tough non-district schedule, which makes them the favorite. They are led by Francisco Segura and Wilmar Aguilar. LEE faces Laredo Alexander, while Reagan plays hometown Brownsville Hanna. Will the NEISD teams play in the quarterfinal on Saturday for the second straight year?

6A Girls – For only the second time in 37 years, there are no local teams remaining this early in the draw. Both Johnson and Reagan lost to Austin schools on Friday.

5A Boys – Southwest and Kerrville Tivy head to Corpus in the hopes they will see each other again, after winning district titles this year. The Dragons are in their first year in 5A, so they have a numbers advantage heading in. They are 17-2 after a 1-5-1 start. Tivy is 22-0 when it scores at least one goal. The Dragons face Pharr Valley View, while the Antlers play Brownsville Veterans Memorial.

4A Boys – With 4A having local districts on both the northern side (25-28) and southern side (29-32) of Region IV, locals can meet in round four. In this case, Fischer Canyon Lake plays Gonzales. Gonzales is 22-1-1, with its only loss to San Antonio Burbank. However, the heavy favorite is Progreso. The Red Ants are a fixture in Georgetown, and face Taylor in the fourth round on Friday, who upset Liberty Hill in round three.

5A Girls – Alamo Heights is the only local team in the “Dallas Highland Park Invitational”. All teams left have two names in their school. Katie Detmer is the top Mule, as her team faces Victoria East, while Dripping Springs, who upset Boerne Champion, plays Gregory-Portland.

4A Girls – Many of the experts said the third round matchup between Liberty Hill and Boerne would determine who would end up in Georgetown. Unfortunately, it was Liberty Hill who won. Wimberley plays local Pleasanton for the right to face the Panthers, unless Beeville Jones pulls off a stunner.

Greg Sherman covers high school sports for VYPE SA and can be reached at [email protected]

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