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A.C. Reynolds falls one game shy of school's first state title, 2-0 to Chapel Hill

The Rockets accept their runner-up trophy (WLOS Staff).jpg

WLOS - The A.C. Reynolds Rockets ran through the regular season and the first five rounds of the state playoffs with a glistening 23-2-2 record. The team's mantra all season was "Championship or Bust," and their hard work culminated in an appearance in the 3A championship game Saturday against Chapel Hill. The two teams traded close calls through the first half, but went to intermission tied at zero. With just more than eighteen minutes left in the game, the Tigers punched a rebound home for the game's first goal. The Rockets would come close a few more times before Chapel Hill tallied one more for a final score of 2-0. A win would have meant the first state title for Reynolds in boy's soccer, but head coach Patrick Gladys was proud of his men's performance. "Some things went against us in the game. We didn't maybe play our best, had a couple unlucky breaks, but I mean that's life," said Gladys. "If this is the worst thing that ever happens to them, losing in the state championship, they're going to be just fine."

The Rockets will graduate nine players who have helped win 85 games during their four years.

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