Five Bartow County recreation soccer teams advance to GRPA state tourney this weekend

The Bartow County Parks and Recreation Department will have five teams playing in the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association (GRPA) State Tournament this weekend.

The two Bartow County U8 teams, U10 Girls, U12 Girls, and U12 Boys have all qualified for the GRPA State Tournament.

The Bartow U8 Rogers team and the U8 Castro teams fell to Dalton I in district action, but will still advance to the state championship tournament. U8 Castro finished tied in regulation with Dalton I and remained tied through two overtime periods before falling in a penalty kick shootout, 4-3.

U8 Rogers leads off with the host team Dalton II Friday at 6:15 pm at The Ronnie Nix Complex in Dalton. U8 Castro gets the winner of Friday's contest, Saturday at 12:30 pm at The Nix Complex.

The U10 Girls finished as GRPA District 5 Runner-up and qualified for the state tournament. In District play Bartow U10 went 1-1, losing to Calhoun 6-1 and defeating Dalton 4-0.

Bartow U10 Girls will play Saturday morning at 11:15 am at The Broddas/Durkan Complex in Dalton against District 6 Champion Walton County.

The U12 Girls won their District 5 tournament by defeating Calhoun 3-0, and defeating Dalton 11-1. Bartow U12 Girls begin their state tournament action Friday at 7:30 pm at The Broddas/Durkan Complex against District 6 Champion Walton County.

The U12 Boys won their District 5 tournament with a 7-1 win over Dalton, but fell to Rome 3-0. In the pool play format, all three teams finished with one win and one loss, Bartow won the tie breaker on goal differential. The U12 Boys team is the first boys soccer representing Bartow County to win district win in five years. Bartow awaits the winner of Dalton and Walton County, Saturday morning at 11:15 am at the Nix Complex in Dalton.

TEAM ROSTERS Bartow County U8 Castro: Asher Autry, Jacob Brush, Danny Carey, James Cavender, John Delauder, Conner Gayton, Vada Hale, Hollis Parramore, Hadley Poston, and Zoe Rosas. Coaches: Laura Castro and Jesus Villela. Bartow County U8 Rogers: Idah Banda, Cadence Bell, Molly Dupree, Tara Heatherly, Bryce Moore, Grayson Morse, Keely Murray, Jiony Pineda, Aubrie Rogers, Nate Rudesal, Nolan Snow, and Jagger Souza. Coaches William Rogers and Diana Bell. Bartow County U10 Girls: Carly Adams, Chikondi Banda, Addi Lu Black, Eviee Cunningham, Natalie Hughes, Addi Jerauld, Kaylee Klinger, Braylynn Martin, Macyn Padgett, Madeline Weathers, Willow White. Coaches: Jeff Shinall and Tonya Shinall. Bartow County U12 Girls: Layla Allgood, Ava Alston, Zoe Bailey, Addison Brown, Gracie Cash, Bailey Deboard, Carly Edwards, Ella Edwards, Emma Edwards, Daniela Martinez, Abbie McBride, Kiley McMichael, Layla Morgan, Malorie Rogers, Anna Grace Weathers. Coaches: Jimmy Edwards and Sabrina Edwards. Bartow County U12 Boys: Ronel Bakanga, Gannon Brownlow, Adam Brush, Ivan Camacho, Graham Garland, Christian Henderson, David Hernandez, David Hernandez, Thoreau Lipscomb, Francisco Martinez, Landon Massingill, Gavin Misztak, Charlie Potter, Cooper Souders, Fisher Souders, Juan Villela. Coaches: Richard Brown and Tony Garland. The 2019 GRPA State Tournament brackets may be viewed here:

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