Oakwood Christian Eagles

The Oakwood Christian Middle School soccer team kicked off its 2017 season with a impressive 7-1 win over Berean Academy in Hixson, Tenn.

Tomo Gilchrist knocked home six of the seven goals for the Eagles, while Garrett Dempsey tallied a solo goal.

"Our defense, including our goalies, played rock solid," head coach Tony Vona said. "The midfield worked extremely hard and linked up well with our forwards. We are young team with four eighth graders, three seventh graders and 10 sixth grades. Despite our youth, we played well. However, we have a lot of work to do and a long ways to go."

Oakwood (1-0) will play host to Tennessee Christian Prep School on Thursday, starting at 5:30 p.m.