The Bow Valley Bobcats Boy's Soccer Team took the gold medal in Rocky View Schools Soccer Championships as they beat out the George McDougall Mustangs 5-3 in Airdrie.
The team managed two goals in the first half of the game, where effort was equally matched on both sides. By half-time George McDougall managed to tie the game at 2.
Bobcats coach Jez Rodgers says the second half was a high point for the squad.
"George McDougall started to push a bit for it in the second half, and somehow they got back to two all," he explains. "We just lost a bit of shape, and I thought it would be the weekend revisited. To their credit, somehow we got the shape back, and we ended winning."
Rodgers shares this is the first gold medal Bow Valley has ever won in RVS soccer, a success the boys have a lot of pride in.
"The kids can be proud of that and hang the banner in the gym, and know they're the first ones in Bow Valley to put a banner up for soccer, they were a pleased bunch."
Rodgers explains that he was impressed with the team's effort this year, as the majority of the players would not consider soccer their primary sport.
"They've worked hard all year, a lot of them aren't just soccer players, we had a hockey player in goal and rugby player on defence. What I did notice is that we did have a few talented soccer players, but the others were all talented athletes, they worked hard and they listened."
The team ended the season with a 13-2 record.
The Cochrane High Cobras walked out of RVS Soccer Championships, something Rodgers gives Cochrane a lot of credit for.
"We're still a small town so that's a commendable effort for everybody involved with it."