Jeeps in familiar territory

By Chris Slone - [email protected]

The South Webster Jeeps are no strangers to success or to district final appearances.

Head coach Corey Claxon took over the Jeep soccer program 14 years ago and the wins ensued. South Webster has reached the district round 13 out of 14 seasons under Claxon, which includes eight district final appearances. The Jeeps have also won two district championships while also finishing with two undefeated seasons, this season being the second has South Webster currently enjoys a 17-0-1 mark with the only tie coming against Minford.

Aside from reaching the district tournament each year, South Webster has won the SOC I title the past 14 years and hasn’t lost a conference game since 2008.

“We have had some great teams here since I have been coaching and I think this team is one of the best,” Claxon said. “You never know how tournament games will go and it is tough to win a district title in soccer, but we have consistently put ourselves in a position to have a shot at it. Regardless of the result Saturday, I am proud of the team we have this year. We certainly do have a great group of guys on this team.”

Saturday, South Webster will play Lynchburg-Clay in another district final match as the two have met three previous times. The Jeeps lost 2-1 in 2006 but won 2-1 in 2013 and 2014 over Lynchburg-Clay.

“We are excited to make it to another district final game and having a shot at winning another district championship,” Claxon said. “Most district level games are close and I expect this game to be no different. We have to come into each game playing our best soccer and hope that things go our way. Lynchburg has had a good season and they tied Alexander early in the season.

“They are a team that consistently makes it to districts as well, so they know what it takes to win these kinds of games. We are going to do all we can to prepare for them and put our best effort forward when it comes game time. I’m sure it will be a good game that soccer fans will enjoy regardless of the final outcome.”

By Chris Slone

[email protected]

Reach Chris Slone at 740-353-3101, ext 1930, or on Twitter @crslone.

Reach Chris Slone at 740-353-3101, ext 1930, or on Twitter @crslone.