High school boys soccer: Benton seeks berth in state title game


The Benton Tigers boys soccer workforce has already had an historic season. They are going to attempt to make additional historic earlier Monday afternoon.

The No. Three seed Tigers (15-Four-Three) face No. 10 East Jefferson (6-7-Four) in a Division II semifinal match at Four at Bossier’s Memorial Stadium.

Will nearly positively be the primary semifinal soccer match in school historic earlier. The winner faces the winner of the choice semifinal between No. 1 Holy Cross (24-Four-2) and No. Four Ben Franklin (16-Three-Three) for the state title Friday at 7:30 at SLU’s Strawberry Self-discipline in Hammond.

After receiving a first-round bye, Benton defeated No. 14 Archbishop Shaw Three-1 contained all by the use of the second and No. 6 Caddo Magnet 2-Zero contained all by the use of the quarterfinals. The Tigers have gained 13 in a row.

East Jefferson defeated No. 23 Tioga Three-Zero inside the primary spherical then edged No. 7 Parkway 1-Zero contained all by the use of the second. The Warriors from Metairie then pulled off an infinite upset, knocking off No. 2 seed St. Thomas Additional, the 2020 state runner-up, Three-1 contained all by the use of the quarterfinals.

East Jefferson entered the playoffs on a six-match winless streak that included three ties. The Warriors have carried out some terribly setting good opponents together with Ben Franklin (1-Zero loss), Division III semifinalist Lusher Establishing (Three-Zero loss) and Division I semifinalist Jesuit (5-Zero loss).

Parkway is the groups’ solely widespread opponent. The Tigers defeated the Panthers 5-Three in district play.

East Jefferson misplaced to Caddo Magnet 2-1 contained all by the use of the second spherical closing 12 months.

The Warriors reached the semifinals in 2018. They made it to the quarterfinals seven occasions from 2010-19.

Benton unfold the scoring load in its two playoff matches. Ethan Bihler has two targets. Devin Ryan, Buzz Bording and Logan Smith all have one. Bihler, Smith and Ryan have one help apiece.

The Tigers have furthermore gotten distinctive defensive play. 

Benton is the primary Bossier Parish boys workforce to make the semifinals in any division since Parkway made it in Division II in 2011.

— Featured picture by Jeff Thomas



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