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Leon, Florida High Ready For Elite Eight Match-ups

Leon, Florida High Ready For Elite Eight Match-ups
Posted at 12:06 AM, Feb 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-07 00:06:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Three teams, three more wins, three chances at bringing a State Championship back home to the Big Bend. Maclay, Leon, and Florida High are the three Big Bend boys soccer teams still in the hunt for a State Championship, and game number one of those three remaining is Tuesday.

All three teams are on the road on Tuesday, with Maclay at Orangewood Christian, Florida High at Bishop Kenny, and the Leon Lions are on the road at Fleming Island.

For Leon, their date with the Golden Eagles will be one they've seen before, Leon walked away with a 3-1 win a month ago.

"For us it's the little things at this point, so I don't think we'll change a lot," said head coach Jamie McBrearty. "The crowd support is always big and going on the road is tough, but all the little things we do to prepare today and tomorrow afternoon." 

The Florida High Seminoles are experiencing their best season in school history with a 20-3-2 record. The Noles face historically good Bishop Kenny, but that fact is not daunting, as the Noles have wins over traditional power Bolles and Epicopal this season.

They'll enter this match-up playing quite possibly their best soccer, with three straight shut-out performances, and the head man believes they are prepared and ready to get the job done.

"We're working hard for this all season long, so ready to see how the guys are going to step on the field, we're looking for an up tempo game, a physical game, I think we can handle it," said head coach Mark McQueen. "We handled tough contests before and prevailed, so it's not going to be any different than the others."