Girls-May 5th 7pm Boys-May 6th 7pm
Win and you’re in.
Final Four 2017
Girls-May 5th 7pm Boys-May 6th 7pm
Win and you’re in.
Final Four 2017
Fueled by a yearlong goal to defeat Auburn as well as a great turnout by the students of Prattville High School, the Lady Lions were able to move on to the 2nd round of the AHSAA playoffs after a convincing 4-0 win over Auburn.
Auburn fans should take comfort in the fact that the 4 goals were all scored by future Auburn University Tiger, Cami Rogers.
The Lady Lions will return to action on Friday when they host the #2 ranked Yellow Jackets of McGill-Toolen.
Game time is 7pm.
The PHS Boys Varsity soccer team traveled to Duck Samford Stadium in Auburn, Alabama Tuesday night, and returned victorious after a hard fought 3-2 victory over the Auburn High Tigers. The game had an inauspicious start for the Lions as they surrendered a goal within the first 17 seconds of the opening kickoff. The game’s first half comprised of lightening fast end to end action. A mere 3 minutes after the Tigers took the lead, the Lions found an equalizer off the foot of Cole Salle’. John Bednarski ripped a shot from close range that beat the keeper but was cleared just before it reached the goal line. Salle’ closed on goal from his Left Midfield positon, collected the loose ball and shot past the Tigers defender. A short 5 minutes later, the Tigers scored their second goal as the Lions defense was still trying to find its form. Undeterred by the pressure, Lions senior Cole Webster leveled the score again when he headed home a ball thrown in by Tylan Perine. The teams went into the halftime break tied at 2 goals each.
The second half was an intense bit of action. The Lions dominated possession, but had to fight off counter attacks repeatedly. Senior defenders Ben Hendricks and Brett Middleton were called upon by Head Coach Rob Milner to slow the Tigers large, aggressive forwards. The defenders were challenged but were able to parry the Tigers attacks. With only 3 minutes remaining in the game, Lions Midfielder Carlos Lapena collected a ball in the middle of the field and slipped a pass behind the Tigers defense to Webster who dribbled toward goal and secured the victory by whipping a shot past the outstretched Tigers net minder. The remaining minutes went by in a flash as the Lions attacked every loose ball until time expired.
Following the game, Coach Milner stated, “What a wonderful result for us tonight. To reach the second round of the state playoffs for the first time in a while is so satisfying for this group who suffered defeat versus Auburn at this stage last year. We played nervously at the opening but grew into the game after some early mistakes. We played much better in the second half but credit to Auburn as they fought us all the way. Over the 80 minutes I feel we deserved the victory. We fought back three times tonight and it showed the will power we have to succeed. Tough game ahead in the second round versus Davidson at home. We expect a bumper crowd and the same enthusiastic following we had tonight at Auburn. Thanks to all who came to watch a nail biter to say the least.”
The Lions will host Davidson this Saturday night, May 6, 2017 in Quarterfinal action at Stanley-Jensen Stadium. Time is still to be determined.
Prattville High School vs. Auburn High School
Round 1 of AHSAA 7a playoffs
Ms. Cami Rogers.
She is a four year letterman at Prattville High School. Cami’s achievements are as follows: As a Freshman, she scored 25 goals and was selected as the teams Offensive MVP. Cami was also an All-Metro selection as a Freshman. As a Sophomore, she scored 28 goals and was once again selected as the teams Offensive MVP. She was also selected as a member of the All-Metro Team as a Sophomore. As a Junior, she broke the schools scoring record, scoring 32 goals. She was selected as a Captain for the Lady Lions and was also received the Offensive MVP award as well as the teams overall MVP. Cami was also a member of the All-Metro Team as a junior. She was selected to play in the North South All Star Game as a Junior. As a Senior, she once again broke the school scoring record that she held, scoring over 50 goals to date. Her 4 year goal total is approaching the mark of 150.
She was a member of the Lou Fusz Soccer Club in St. Louis Missouri. She was also a member of the 2014 Capitol City Streaks Soccer Club. The Streaks won a State Championship and later competed in the Regional Tournament representing the State of Alabama. She continued her Club Soccer playing foe BUSA’s ENCL Team. Cami is also a member of the Alabama Olympic Development Team and was selected to play on a Region 3 Olympic Development Team and was selected to play on a Region 3 Olympic Development Team that competed in Argentina.
Cami has signed a scholarship to play soccer for the Tigers of Auburn University.
Ms. Molly Krue.
She is a four year letterman at Prattville High School and has been a member of the team for six years.
Molly has also been on the academic honor roll throughout her high school career.
Molly attends CenterPoint Church.
Molly plans to attend Troy University on an academic scholarship in the fall where she will pursue a degree in nursing.
Ms. Blaikney Frazier
Blaikney is a 4 year High School Letterman, lettering her freshman year at Veterans High School. She lettered her sophomore and junior year at Osan American High School and lettered her senior year with the Lady Lions of Prattville.
In 2016 she was selected to the All-Conference Team as well as the All-Tournament Team for the Korean American International Tournament. Also in 2016 Blaikney was selected to the All-Tournament team and was selected the tournaments defensive MVP in the Far East Japan tournament. She was the Osan American High School MVP and was also selected as a Team Captain in 2016.
Her academic honors include being on the A Honor Roll as a freshman. As a sophomore and junior she was recognized as a member of the All Academic Athletic Team. She also was a recipient of the Silver Card Award as a sophomore and junior.
She played her club soccer for CGSA/SAF and with BUSA.
Blaikney plans to attend Berry College in the fall where she will study sports medicine and pursue a career in physical therapy.
Ms. Vada Ingram.
She is a three year letterman at Prattville High School and has been a member of the team for six years. Vada’s High School awards include the following: She was a captain on the Junior Varsity Team in 2014. She was also a Captain of the Prattville High School Cross Country Team. Vada was a member of the 5th fastest cross country team of all time at Prattville High School.
She played her club soccer for the river Region Rapids where she was a member of the State Championship Team.
Vada plans to attend Auburn University at Montgomery in the fall where she will pursue a degree in Management. She is also considering joining her sister as a member of the War Hawk Soccer Team and continuing her soccer career.
Prattville Softball went 3-0 en route to winning the Prattville Round Robin championship this weekend at the PHS Softball Field. The Lady Lions were 3-0 with victories over Handley (Roanoke), Wetumpka, and Beauregard.
In the first game Friday night against Handley, the Lady Lions exploded for 6 runs in the 6th inning to pull away from the Tigers. Emma Hindi carried the big stick as she had 3 hits including a home run and a triple with 5 RBI’s. Melissa Townsend also had 3 hits on the day and Keitt Trammell contributed 2 RBI’s. Townsend recorded the win on the mound by scattering 6 hits and allowing 4 earned runs over 6 innings of work. Hindi garnered the save by pitching a scoreless last inning and striking out two Tiger batters.
The clash against the Wetumpka Indians saw the Lady Lions make a furious two-out seventh inning rally to steal the win. Down by 1 with two outs in the top of the 7th, McKenzie Harlow reached on an error followed by a single to left field by Trammell. Hindi then blasted her second home run of the tournament, a three run shot, over the left field fence to give Prattville the lead and ultimately the victory. Hindi and Trammell had two hits each to lead the Lady Lions at the plate. Townsend notched the win pitching the final two innings allowing only one hit and striking out two.
The Lady Lions sealed the tournament title with a solid 8-2 win over Beauregard. Hindi recorded the win in this one pitching 5 innings allowing only 3 hits and striking out 1. Kaelyn Campbell notched the save pitching the final two innings and allowing no earned runs. Harlow, Hindi, and Haley Atchison had 2 hits each to lead the Prattville bats. Kelby Hogan also smashed a 3 run home run in the first inning to provide the Lady Lions an early cushion.
The tournament was a success and a big thanks goes out to all the parents, coaches and administrators who volunteered their time to make it happen.
The tournament also ended Prattville’s regular season. The Lady Lions carry a 29-11 overall record (6-0 in area play) into the area tournament this Thursday and Friday at the PHS Softball Field. Prattville and Jeff Davis will get the action started this Thursday at 12:30 followed by the Enterprise Wildcats taking on the Lee Generals at 2:30.
The PHS Boys Varsity soccer team won their sixteenth game this season and remained undefeated at home after they defeated McGill-Toolen Tuesday night at Stanley-Jensen Stadium by a score of 2-0. It took 18 minutes for the Lions to get on the scoreboard. Carlos Lapena sent a through ball to John Bednarski behind the defense. Bednarski collected the pass and battled two defenders for possession before he split them and ripped a shot past the goalie for a 1-0 lead. During the remainder of the opening half, both teams battled hard and had several near miss opportunities. McGill-Toolen struggled to crack Head Coach Rob Milner’s defensive combination on the back line. Donovan Renn and Tylan Perine manned the outside back positions while Dawson Davis and Ben Hendricks controlled the middle of the back line. Midfielders Lapena, Riley Stachewicz Nick Montgomery and Cosmin Diaconu condensed the middle of the field with constant pressure on the McGill-Toolen players.
In the second half, the Lions front line continued to pressure the McGill-Toolen back line. Cole Webster and Cole Salle’ continued to widen the field and create space for Bednarski and Stachewicz to work. After several near miss attempts, Perine sent a beautiful diagonal pass to Webster who unselfishly slipped the ball in front of the goal for Bednarski to hammer home. The 2-0 lead would prove insurmountable for the McGill-Toolen players to overcome.
The Lions completed their regular season with a record of 16-5-1. They will begin the playoffs on the road next Tuesday night, May 2, 2017, at Duck Samford Stadium in Auburn, Alabama. Kickoff is set for 6pm.