All DFC Final at 2022 Rose Cup U16

It was an all DeSoto FC final in the U16 age group this past weekend at The Rose Cup in Collierville. The 2007 DeSoto FC Premier went 3-0 in bracket “A” scoring a total of 9 goals and allowing only 2. In the Finals, they met “little brother”, the 2008 DeSoto FC Premier, in the finals. The 2008 boys were playing up an age group, but were up to the task also going 3-0 scoring 6 goals (David – 1, Austin -1 , Maverick – 4) and allowing none in bracket “B”. The final was played in the stadium in the sweltering noon heat. The 2008 boys got out of the gate quickly with a goal from Maverick in the first 10 minutes. Before the half, Maverick struck again sending the 2008 boys ahead 2-0 at the half. The 2007 boys came out in the second half with renewed determination. David brought the 2007s back in the game with a goal from close range in the 53rd minute. The 2007s continued to gain momentum and relentlessly rained shots at 2008 goalkeeper Thomas in the second half. Thomas recorded 7 saves and the 2008s defense held firm down the stretch and they brought home the championship in a hard-fought sibling rivalry. We are proud of all of these boys and who can be disappointed with a 1-2 finish? Congratulations to all!

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