This time, Central Hinds Academy got it done. The Cougars made it to the Division II title game five times in the past six years, winning it once in 2009.
The last few years, though, had been filled with disappointment, including losing to Lamar School by a goal last season.
On Monday, freshman Tanner Leggett scored four goals to lead Central Hinds past Adams Christian 8-3 in Raymond as the Cougars claimed the MAIS Division II soccer state championship and sealed an undefeated season. It’s the second championship for the Cougars (13-0) in program history.
“I am really proud of the guys for finishing the deal,” Central Hinds coach Davis Riley said. “State championships and an undefeated season do not come easy.”
Gunar Robinson, a freshman, added two goals for Central Hinds, while junior Mason Sollie and senior Daniel Humphreys each chipped in a goal for the Cougars.
Central Hinds scored three goals in a four-minute span Monday.
Even though the Cougars outscored the Rebels by a combined score of 10-2 in their two regular season meetings, Adams Christian had been on a roll lately.
The Rebels were seeking their first championship in school history.
“(Adams Christian is) a big physical team,” Riley said. “We were able to spread the field and control the ball, and that was our game plan.”