Boys soccer leans on experience, looks to make postseason run


Senior Collin Lewis retains possession in midfield for the Bulldogs. Lewis leads Bearden with 22 goals and 22 assists this year.

Logan Mize, Staff Writer

The Bearden boys soccer team is arguably the most experienced in the state. With nine seniors on the starting line-up, all of whom watched on as the team won state their freshman year, the elite veterans have carried the Bulldogs throughout the year and are the regular season district champions.

They beat Jefferson County in a district semifinal 9-0 on Wednesday, and they’ll host the district final against Morristown West on Friday at 7 p.m.

“Every game counts in the postseason, doesn’t matter who we’re playing,” Coach Ryan Radcliffe said. “It’s not about the end of the run, it’s about taking it one game at a time.

“We’re still trying to build our identity, and we’re still trying to come together.”

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