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SOCCER Reaching big goal in Fredonia

The OBSERVER’s View

In what has been a year to forget due to COVID-19, the Fredonia boys soccer team was part of a special memory. It finally ended a drought that lasted 35 years.

The Hillbillies are Sectional champions. Anyone who attended the game on Saturday evening knew it was far from easy.

Battling Allegany-Limestone, Fredonia’s Jack Carlson scored the only goal of the game early. From there, the boys did what they have for all season: they played as a team.

“I remember telling a parent in August, ‘I just want a chance with this team, just a chance, ‘ “ Coach Jim Rush said after the victory. “Whatever we do with that, at least let’s have a chance,’ and we got our chance. And, guess what? We’re sectional champs and I can’t emphasize that enough. They’ll remember this 30 years from now. We broke a 35-year drought at the school. It was awesome.”

For a coach known for his calming demeanor, on this evening he was full of excitement. Congratulations, Hillbillies.

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