LUCASVILLE — The 2021 Valley boys soccer team became the first Indians’ team since 2002 to win the Southern Ohio Conference Division I championship outright.
This fall, the Indians defeated league opponents eight times in eight games by a 49-4 combined margin of victory.
Valley clinched its outright league title with a 3-1 win over Ironton St. Joe on Oct. 12, and two days later defeated New Boston 4-1 to clinch a perfect record in SOC games.
In the title-clinching win over the Tigers, Bryce Stuart scored a pair of goals, while Chase Ruby and Austin Sommers added a score each.
Stuart, J.R. Holbrook, and Davey Petry all had an assist on Indian goals in the win.
As a result of its 14-1-1 regular-season record, Valley was seeded as the No. 2 team in the Southeast District Division III boys soccer tournament brackets.
The Indians will host Fairland on Thursday, Oct. 21 in a D-III sectional final. ‘
A win at the sectional stage and Valley will host the winner of No. 7 North Adams and No. 10 Northwest in a district semifinal in Lucasville.
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