Wautoma/Wild Rose Soccer seals SCC Championship
After missing the South Central Conference Championship title by only a few points last season, the Wautoma/Wild Rose boys soccer team knew they were on the brink of securing the first-ever conference championship in their history on Oct. 5.
With rain setting in and the Wautoma/Wild Rose fans lining the bleachers, the home team took control of the game early. Jose Paredes would make a pass through to Stephen Dobbertin who found the back of the net midway through the first half to start the scoring for Wautoma/Wild Rose.
“We had several chances after that, but we just were unable to score,” said Wautoma/Wild Rose’s Head Coach Tim Solarek.
Following a 30-minute delay due to lightening, the Wautoma/Wild Rose came back on the field with 10 minutes remaining in the first. The Green Devils would tie the game at 1-1 just before halftime, but Wautoma/Wild Rose would come back with a bang.
“We did a great job refocusing during halftime,” said Solarek. “Wyatt (Kratz) had a great cross to Colton (Hansen) who was able to score our second goal of the game. It is also the fastest goal to start a half in school history at 29 seconds.”
After completing just five minutes into the second half, the referees called the game due to lightening. The Wautoma/Wild Rose soccer team celebrated their SCC Championship win with their supporters.
“This season has been fun,” Solarek said. “The boys get along very well and definitely have improved their soccer skills over the season.”
This is Wautoma High School’s first year as a co-op with Wild Rose having previously held a co-op with Faith Christian Academy. This is only the second year the South Central Conference has recognized boys soccer within the conference and is the first title the team has acquired in school history.