The Calallen boys and girls soccer squads both took home the Copper Division Championships of the CCISD Gulf Coast Classic this past weekend. Tuloso-Midway, on the other hand, did not fair so well at the Classic.
The Wildcat boys advanced to the championship match against Miller after beating T-M 1-0. It was Calallenís first goal of the tournament after going scoreless in pool play. The Wildcats then took down the Bucs 4-1 to take the Copper Division title.
Calallen found themselves in the Copper Division after falling to Ray, Laredo United South, and Mission, who finished third place overall in the 16-team tournament. Wildcat Trent Wilson made the All-Tournament team for Calallen.
The Lady Wildcats also won their matchup with T-M, a 1-0 result in the girls Copper Division Championship. Calallen reached the championship after defeating Miller 2-1.
The Lady Wildcats played in one of the hardest pools in the tournament. Houston Lamar, who won the pool, finished third overall on the girlsí side. The other schools in the same pool, Carroll and Rockport-Fulton, each took home the championship in their respective divisions.
Calallenís Emily Brearton joined Wilson as an All-Tournament selection.
T-Mís time at the tournament was not as memorable. The Warriors went 0-4-1 in the Classic, failing to score a goal in any contest. T-M fell to both Moody and Laredo LBJ 4-0 in pool play before playing to a scoreless draw with San Antonio Alamo Heights.
The boys final game came in the third-place match of the Copper Division, falling to Kingsville 1-0.
The Cherokees had a better run, making it to the championship of the Copper Division before falling to Calallen. T-M took down Flour Bluff 2-0 for their only win of the tournament. In pool play, the Cherokees lost to Moody, McAllen Memorial, and Beeville.