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McIntosh boys take AAAAA title

The McIntosh boys soccer team brought home a trophy to Peachtree City Saturday night after defeating Houston County 2-0 in the AAAAA final in Carrollton.

In their post-game meeting, Head Coach Bunky Colvin told his Chiefs that they were "the greatest team in McIntosh history."

"You earned it. You are the best. Nobody was better," Colvin said.

The Chiefs allowed just two goals all season and beat a very worthy opponent in Houston, Colvin noted.

Salomon Lorenzano scored the first goal with 32 minutes left in the first half, slipping it past the crashing Bear keeper. The score stayed in a tense 1-0 battle deep into the second half as both teams had several opportunities to score.

Chris Perez gave the Chiefs some last-minute cushion with a ringing shot set up by Nick Alvey that landed with five and a half minutes left, sending the McIntosh crowd into a bit of a frenzy.  Following the win, the team leapt into the stands to celebrate with their faithful as a thank-you for making the road trip and for sticking with them all season long.

Below, Solomon Lorenzano (15) works the ball against a defender from Pope in the Chiefs’ 3-0 semifinal win Wednesday night. Photo/J.J. Taylor.

Colvin said the Bear attack had the most shots on goal against the Chiefs of any team all year long, but the defense held strong as they have all year long.

"They were a very worthy opponent," Colvin said.

Earlier in the day, the Northgate Lady Vikings won the girls AAAAA championship over Whitewater 4-1, also in Carrollton.

Below, the Lady Vikings of Northgate High School celebrate in a victory pile immediately after beating McIntosh Tuesday night. Photo/Horace Holloman.



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