Thursday, September 23, 2021

BR Soccer Senior Night

By: Gavin Dissinger and Jesse Delousia/Junior Writers

On Tuesday, October 27th the Blue Ridge varsity soccer team beat Mid Valley.

The final score was 5-1 with goals scored by Gerald Welsted and Brandon Findley. This game did not affect seeding. Overall the team played really well and everyone got to play. 

The actual senior night celebration took place after the game. The team is senior-loaded with ten students in their last high school season, including manager Anthony Torres. These seniors include Thomas Gibson, who played varsity soccer in goal for three years; Brandon Findley, midfielder who has played four years; Connor Mills, sweeper and captain, has played four years; Mason Conklin, defender and also captain, has for played four years; Garrett Conklin, center midfield, played for four years. Eli Mcarthur, defender, has played for three years; Jake Morris has played goalie for two years;  David Wolfe, midfield/striker,  has played for four years, and Caiden George, defender, has played for four years. 

With this win the Raiders were 8-4 and heading into the district playoffs where they lost to Riverside in double over time.

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Kimberly Davenport
Kimberly Davenport grew up in Montrose, Pennsylvania. She currently teaches English and digital journalism at Blue Ridge High School, and is the adviser for the school's online newspaper, the Raider Reader. Kimberly loves traveling, spending time with her family (especially her grandchildren), and can often be found reading a good book.


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