St. Joseph knocks GCHS boys soccer team out of 2A playoffs
by Jeff Richards
Contributing Writer
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  The Grand County High School boys soccer team was eliminated in the first round of the state 2A playoffs May 1, as the formidable St. Joseph Jayhawks rolled to a 9-1 victory over the Red Devils.

  Playing at St. Joseph’s home field in Ogden, the Red Devils nevertheless managed to keep the game scoreless until midway through the first half.

  About 25 minutes into the contest, the Jayhawks scored a goal, then quickly followed with four more to take a 5-0 halftime lead.

  “They [St. Joseph] just seemed to keep rolling until half, and then in the second half they fell asleep a little and we were able to come out and sneak one in, which seemed to wake them up again and they put it away,” said Grand senior Wesley Rodda, who assisted on the Red Devils’ only goal of the game. Freshman Joseph Shumway knocked in that score early in the second half to thwart the Jayhawks’ bid for a shutout.

  In their 9-1 win over Grand, St. Joseph had two players (David Donlevy and Adam Brodstein) score three goals apiece, while Keyanu Tate added two more goals for the Jayhawks.

  Grand, which finished the season 7-9 overall, 6-6 in region play, saw 10 different players score at least one goal this season. Sophomore Koby Sobremesana led the way with 10 goals. Junior Jacob Francis added six but missed several games at the end of the season due to a foot injury. Although Francis did return to action in the game against St. Joseph, two days later he was unable to complete his 3,200-meter race at the BYU Invitational track meet because of the injury.

  Last weekend, St. Joseph defeated Layton Christian Academy 1-0 on Saturday, May 4, putting them in the semifinals on May 10 against Manti at Juan Diego High School in Draper. The other two teams left in the 2A tournament, American Leadership Academy and Summit Academy, will also play on May 10 at Juan Diego. Friday’s two winners will face off for the championship on Saturday, May 11, at 11 a.m., at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy.

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