Wins 3A Boys Soccer State Title
The younger defeat a defensive player when he took ownership outside of the higher remaining area of the 18-yard box, then unloaded a try into the far right area. A throw-in by Perez from the remaining part of the area sent the football within the 6-yard box towards a couple of team members, where it shifted off the top of a defensive player and into the remaining area for an own objective.
The goalkeeper Cameron Go-karting completed five helps you to save, one of which came while resting out to his right to stop a try by Desmond Ramey.
The drought is over for Daytona Beach Seabreeze.
Franco Perez was responsible for both goals Saturday to help the Sandcrabs (23-1-2) claim its first boys soccer state title in more than two decades.
Seabreeze held off feisty Merritt Island (22-2-0) for a 2-0 win in the FHSAA Class 3A championship at Spec Martin Memorial Stadium in DeLand.
After dousing first-year coach Nathan Murphy with a water cooler, players gathered with members of Seabreeze’s back-to-back state title teams from 1992-93 in the corner of the field for celebratory photos.
“That was epic,” Murphy said. “The boys tried so hard and they put in blood, sweat and tears the entire game.”
The Sandcrabs altered its formation in the second half to slow the aggressive approach of Merritt Island. The move paid dividends as Merritt Island finished the match with a 17-10 advantage in shots after carrying a decisive 11-2 clip into the break.
The second goal of the match by Perez, his 23rd of the season, was a masterful display of skill with nearly 27 minutes left in the match.