Sequoyah soccer district champions

The Sequoyah soccer team poses with the District 7-AA champion trophy after its win over East Hamilton on Wednesday, May 8. The Chiefs hold up three fingers because it is the team’s third trophy (champions or runners up) in the last two years.

Play. Win. Repeat.

The Sequoyah soccer team followed that plan and it paid off, as the Chiefs bested East Hamilton 2-1 on Wednesday, May 8, to win the District 7-AA championship. It is the Chiefs’ second title in as many years.

Reymundo Lee scored both goals for Sequoyah, with Jose Alamanza assisting. Drewin Vega was strong for the Chiefs at goalkeeper, finishing with five saves.

The win was even more impressive for Sequoyah considering the Chiefs’ only two losses in the regular season came against district foes East Hamilton and Sweetwater. Sequoyah’s loss to East Hamilton was by the same score, though flipped and in overtime.

“I want to give credit to both coaches, James and Ricardo, for doing an excellent job for those schools,” Sequoyah head coach Manuel Orozco said. “Both of those teams are better because of them. We didn’t let the defeats go without serving their purpose. We worked hard and diligently on our areas of weakness that those two schools exposed.

“The work that we put in after the defeats made us better and I am proud of the team for the drastic improvement we have demonstrated since suffering those two losses.”

The Region 4 tournament now awaits the Chiefs.

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