Bearden soccer looks to replace offense provided by Class of 2016


Wyeth Wilson, Editor-in-Chief

As the Bearden boys soccer team looks to step into the role of defending last season’s state championship, replacing the offensive firepower that led to the school’s fourth state title will be a priority.

A large part of Bearden soccer’s 2016 offensive success came at the hands of four then-seniors – forwards Gabe Alvarez, Kelvin Garcia, and Spencer Smiley, and midfielder Jameson Elmore.

Those four accounted for 84 of 106 (79 percent) Bearden goals last season. Alvarez, Smiley, and Elmore started all four years at Bearden.

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