The Chapmanville Regional High School soccer team will host a rare soccer doubleheader on Saturday against Mercer Christian and Tug Valley at Chapmanville’s Tiger Stadium in the regular season finale.
Chapmanville plays Mercer at 11 a.m. and Tug Valley at 1 p.m.
CRHS stands at 6-9-2 on the season.
“The last day of our regular season will we see an unusual thing — a soccer doubleheader,” Tigers’ coach Greg Dillon said. “First we play Mercer Christian, who was our first game this season. They are 10-4-1. They are having a good season.”
The Tigers are then set to play Tug Valley, a team they beat 12-0 in the first ever home match on Aug. 20. CRHS beat Mercer Christian 3-1 on Aug. 19 on the road in the school’s first ever regular season match.
“Us and Tug Valley had scheduling conflicts and our kids wanted Coach Young and her Panthers to be a part of both of our inaugural season’s ending. Our kids enjoy each other. We grow and compete and then share a meal. They will be doing their Senior Day ceremonies at our field. We can have no greater honor than a team respecting us enough to share in these honorable moments. Both games should be exciting and fun to watch.”
Dillon said Chapmanville’s first season of soccer has been fun.
“At CRHS we are always trying things to do things to be unique with a flare for fun and excellence,” he said. “Soccer has been a healthy outlet for kids who would have maybe done nothing this fall. We have earned the respect of every team we have played.”
CRHS plays Huntington St. Joe on Monday at Barboursville in the Class AA/A sectional tournament.
The Irish are 13-4-2 on the season after Tuesday’s 3-0 loss at home to Nitro.
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).