Bowling Green High School Wins First State Soccer Championship

By: Anna Smithson
By: Anna Smithson

"It all started back in July in pre-season with a commitment to practice as hard as we could. We set our goals high and we wanted to make sure we weren't just satisfied with making it to the state tournament. We really wanted to win it,” said Head Coach of the Purples, Craig Widener

That was the dream that came true for this team. The Bowling Green Purples claimed their first State Championship title Saturday night with a 2-1 win over Ryle High School in Gerorgetown Kentucky. They attribute their team work to the win

"The biggest is trying to put together the right eleven because every single one of them can play,” said Head Coach of the Purples, Criag Widener.

The Purples just felt they were giving back to the ones who had come before.

"I talked to a lot of the alumni after the game and I told every one of them it was dedicated to them just because they have been here they are the ones who built the program up. They started it we were just here to finish it,” said player Jonathan Price.

For one player this puts a great ending to his high school soccer career.

"Especially being my senior year to go out on top, it's going to be a very memorable thing for me,” said player Casey Tinius.

Many players are still coming to terms with the reality of the win.

“It's big. It's a big thing. I never thought we would do it,” said Player Isaias Parra.

The Purples were the first team outside of Louisville or Lexington to win the state championship.

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