Clark Cougar Sports

THE PRIDE OF NORTHSIDE – CLARK SOCCER- IN SWEET 16

by on Mar.31, 2010, under Soccer

Clark Soccer celebrates winning goal

Guevara celebrates winning goal vs. Bowie

When the #19 nationally ranked Clark Cougars meet the Mission Sharyland Rattlers in this weekend’s regional tournament, it will be the first trip for both schools.  Clark, the only San Antonio team still in the playoffs, plays Sharyland at 4:30pm at the Blossom Athletic Center.

The Sharyland Rattlers knocked off the Brownsville Lopez Lobos, who lost in the state title game last year and have played in the regional tournament for the past 2 years.  The Lobos were the favorites in the game between Districts 32-5A and 30-5A and are ranked 6th in the state behind Clark, who is ranked #4.

Normally considered an easier round of playoffs in most other sports, “Valley Week” in soccer is a whole ‘nother ball game when it comes to the competition.  The Valley teams are talented and well prepared and will present a good challenge to a Cougar team which is peaking at the right time in the playoffs.  You can read more about Sharyland at this website.

This is the farthest a Clark boys soccer team has advanced in school history.  In 2001, the Clark girls soccer team advanced to the state tournament,  where one representative from each region attends.  Clark lost to eventual state champion Plano West.  They remain the only NISD team in boys or girls soccer ever to make it to the state tournament.

The Clark boys can change that this weekend with two wins.  Clark fans: show up, be rowdy and cheer on this talented team at 4:30pm Friday at Blossom.  When they win that game, the next one will be Saturday against the winner of the Austin Westlake-Laredo United match up.

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