The Pepperell boys soccer team made history on Tuesday.
The Dragons got their first win in program history with a region win over Chattooga, 2-1, to puncuate their first-ever season.
“It’s good to see the guys smile, and it’s good to have that first victory,” Pepperell coach Brian Crick said about his team’s win.
Felix Guijosa got the Dragon offense started when he scored the first goal off a pass from Fernando Martinez.
Jox Duarte scored the second goal on a penalty kick to seal the victory for Pepperell.
Keeper Jared Hensley kept the Dragons in the game by stopping seven Chattooga attempts.
“There was a lot of hugging and a lot of back slapping going on,” said Crick. “They were definitely excited to win that first one because they do work hard, and we’re still trying to learn but to pull this one out is a good feeling for all of us.”
Crick and his team hope to continue that good feeling into the rest of the season by building on Tuesday night’s success.
“The team worked hard for the win,” he said. “When you get a win out of the way it gives you a lift, and we hope to continue to build on that.”
The Dragons will have the opportunity to show progress today when they face crosstown rival and region powerhouse Coosa, to which they fell in a 5-0 loss last week.
“It’s going to be tough, because we play Coosa (today), and they’re a very good team,” said Crick. “To come off this win means we’ll have to play a very good game (today) and hopefully we can do that.”
The Dragons are now 1-10 overall and 1-9 in the region and will host their game against Coosa at Grizzard Park.