Coosa's Paco Miranda

Coosa's Paco Miranda

Brittany Hannah /

Boys Soccer

Player of the Year: Paco Miranda

Paco Miranda (Sr., Coosa) — The midfielder had 14 goals and broke the school record for assists with 33 for the season, helping the Eagles earn a first-round state playoff bid as the No. 3 seed in 7-AA. The senior was named Player of the Year by GHSA coaches through DiVarsity. Miranda signed with Shorter College to play soccer.

Graeme Bettler (Sr., Armuchee) — The midfielder is a four-year varsity starter for the Indians. He scored 15 goals on the season, despite missing the last five games due to injury. Head coach Don Bettler refers to Graeme as “a natural leader on and off the field”. Bettler signed to play with Tennessee Wesleyan College.

Kevin Camacho (Jr., Coosa) — The sweeper had three goals and eight assists for the season, boosting the Eagles to the No. 3 spot in 7-AA. Camacho helped to lead the Eagle’s defense and played a key role in several games.

Brayan Cornejo (Jr., Coosa) — The defender recorded 25 goals and added 12 assists this season, helping Coosa reach the state playoffs.

Devin Crowley (Sr., Armuchee) — The midfielder was a four-year varsity starter. He was the Indians’ leading scorer with 15 goals, helping his team to a first-round state tourney bid.

Giovanni Cruz (So., Coosa) —The forward recorded four assists and broke the Coosa High record for number of goals in a season with 35 goals, boosting the Eagles to the state playoffs.

Erwin Flores (Sr., Calhoun) — The midfielder was a captain for the Jackets this season. He recorded 20 goals and 13 assists this year, helping the Jackets record an undefeated regular-season record with their only loss coming in the state championship game.

Jimmy Franklin (Sr., Rome) — The keeper had five shutouts and 101 saves for the season. Franklin, a four-year varsity player, signed to play soccer at Point University.

Dakota French (Sonoraville) — The midfielder had 16 goals, including one hat trick, and six assists for the season.

Nick Goble (So., Armuchee) —The keeper recorded four shutouts and 201 saves fo the season, helping the Indians notch a first-round state tourney berth.

Felix Guijosa (So., Pepperell) — Guijosa recorded eight goals and one assist, accounting for 57 percent of Pepperell’s offense during its inaugurasoccer season. Guijosa switched from offense to defense during the season.

Dylan Horne (Sr., Rome) — The striker recorded 12 goals and eight assists for the season. Horne was a three-year varsity starter for the Wolves.

Darwin Lom (So., Calhoun) — The midfielder had 27 goals and 10 assists for the season, helping the Jackets – who recorded an undefeated regular-season – to the state finals.

Noe Martinez (Sr., Calhoun) — The fullback was a team captain for the Jackets, who were the Class AA runners-up and completed an undefeated record up to the championship game. He had two goals and five assists for the season, and played a major role in the team’s 16 shutouts.

Baxter McWhorter (Sr., Darlington) — The midfielder recorded six goals and two assists for the season. He was a captain for the Tigers, who earned a first-round state tourney berth.

Javier Medina (Sr., Calhoun) — The striker had 24 goals and six assists for the season, helping the Jackets to the state championship game after an undefeated regular season.

Tarrin Melick (Sonoraville) — The forward had 20 goals, including three hat tricks, and one assist.

Raul Moreno (Jr., Calhoun) — The keeper recorded 16 shutouts for Class AA runners-up Jackets and had 25 saves for the season, helping Calhoun go undefeated in the regular season.

Jacob Pearson (Sr., Model) — The goalkeeper had 226 saves in goal for the season.

Justin Van Riper (Sr., Rome) — The sweeper recorded eight goals and six assists with limited time played in an offensive position.


  • Hampton Cauthen, Rome
  • Alex Cheeks, Sonoraville
  • Brayan Forcado, Calhoun
  • Jared Hensley, Pepperell
  • Tyler Stahl, Armuchee
  • Stevenson Walker, Darington
  • Brett Warner, Armuchee
  • Caleb Woods, Model


  • Tanner Berry, Darlington
  • Caesar Cornejo, Coosa
  • Caleb Farmer, Armuchee
  • Javier Hernandez, Sonoraville
  • Stewart Hoy, Rome
  • Jonathan Morales, Coosa
  • Luis Ochoa, Rome
  • David Rios, Calhoun
  • Luke Sikinyi, Darlington