Oakland Mills clinches tie for title

Boys soccer

High Schools

October 17, 2003|By Rick Belz | Rick Belz,SUN STAFF

Saah Johnson scored twice, including the first goal three minutes into the game, to lead Oakland Mills to its first county championship since 1988 by defeating host Long Reach, 5-0, yesterday.

The No. 1 Scorpions (11-0 overall, 9-0 league) clinched at least a tie for the title and can win it outright by tying or beating Mount Hebron in its final league game Tuesday.

"The seniors voted all year to go for the county title to show people that we can beat all the bigger county schools if we want to, so it is nice for them," said Scorpions coach Don Shea, who always has focused on winning the state title, not the county title.

He has had eight state championship teams since he started at Oakland Mills in 1986. Oakland Mills is the county's only Class 1A school.

Johnson, who has 15 goals, continued his amazing season in which he has scored at least a goal in 10 of Oakland Mills' 11 games.

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