Colonels hold off Kell, qualify for state playoffs


The Cass boys soccer team had to return to Kell High School Saturday to play the second half of a game that was suspended at halftime back on March 30.


The Colonels were leading 2-1 at the intermission when the game was suspended.


As it turned out and the remainder of the region schedule was concluded, the game had to be completed to determine Region 7AAAAA’s fourth seed for the state tournament.


Saturday, the Colonels played some of their best defense of the year and held on for the full 40 minutes to complete the game with a 2-1 win.


With the Cass win, the Colonels and Longhorns both finished 4-4 in region games. Cass advances to the state playoffs with the head-to-head win.


Brandon Romero had 10 huge saves in net for Cass as Kell forced the action trying to get the equalizing goal.


The loss dropped the Longhorns to 10-5 overall and 4-4 in region play with two non-region games remaining.


Cass (5-10, 4-4) qualifies for the state tournament for the first time since 2007.


The Colonels will be a 4-seed and play at the region champion of 5AAAAA in the opening round.


Carrollton (12-2, 8-0) won Region 7AAAAA followed by Rome (10-4, 7-1), Villa Rica (9-4-2, 6-2), and Cass.

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