Crimson Bears Boys Soccer Open Season Tonight at Thunder Mountain

    The Crimson Bears boys soccer team opens their season at Thunder Mountain tonight at 5:15 p.m. for JV and 7 p.m. for varsity. (Klas Stolpe

      Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Juneau-Douglas High School Yadaa.at Kalé Crimson Bears boys soccer team will play their first games of the season at Thunder Mountain tonight at 7 p.m. (JV action is at 5:15).

      “I am looking forward to hopefully playing some games, unlike last year, and just getting some fun in and getting to play other people,” JDHS senior Zachary Stagg said. “I am liking that we are getting a lot of touches in, surprisingly with all this snow. We have been practicing hard and getting a lot of practices in, more than we used to. We have a lot of young players that are doing really well, that is nice to see them grow and get better than they were at the beginning of the year, which is already pretty good.”

      The Crimson Bears have just four seniors and Juneau-Douglas coach Gary Lehnhart said it is hard to know just what his players will bring to the field this season.

      "It has been two years since they have played," Lehnhart said. "Virtually all of the players we are relying on have never played a varsity game."

      Senior Tim Dadinger said he has been liking how coach Lehnhart has been able to pull together all the players “to really make this season happen during COVID despite the restrictions in place and how he has been able to keep everyone safe and keep us active.”

      “I think what Gary has really pushed this year, more than other years, is connection between grades and teamwork and he has helped us bring up the younger players and players that just did not have a freshmen year are sophomores and he has helped incorporate them into our team and they are playing amazingly,” he said.

      The Thunder Mountain Falcons have two wins on their home pitch this season, beating Ketchikan 7-0 and 3-1. So far this season the Falcons have shown an attacking and possessing offense with a talented scoring trio of senior Logan Miller, and juniors Wallace Adams and Talon Briggs.

      Tonight’s expected rosters follow below.

    Crimson Bears Roster (name number)

      Seniors: Forrest Davis 13; Leo Sims 21; Tim Degner 15; Zachary Stagg 9.

      Juniors: Andre Peirovi 11; Callan Smith 14; Cody Kesselring 42; Ezekiel Bailey 2; Owen Costello 24; Sam Marnon 18; Samuel Holst 4; Salomon Alper 20; Tias Carney 10; Will Rehfeldt 12; Zayden Schijvens 17.

      Sophomores: Ben Goldstein 1B, 1Y, 0G; Gabe Cheng 6; Kean Buss 5; Kyle Dusenberry 3; Tayten Bennetsen 8; Will Robinson 7.

      Freshmen: Harrison Coutu 3; Jonathan Sleppy 16; Malachi Perimann 28; Martin Holst 19; Samuel Cheng 26; Oliver Zigmund 25.

    Falcons Roster (name number)

      Seniors: Lucas Erickson; Gavin Gende 7; Trevor Guesno 18; Koneal Laguidao 27; Logan Miller 30; Meki Toutaiolepo 32; Elias West 2.

      Juniors: Wallace Adams 12; Omar Alvarez 40; Cade Babcock 24; Talon Briggs 11; Matthew Hartsock 13; Ammon Kawakami 15; Phillip Lam 10; John Magalhaes 21; Miles Peterson 1,9 (GK); Seth Shannara 26; Darin Tingey 3; Jaden White 25.

      Sophomores: Ben Erickson 29; Payton Grant; Preston Lam 8; Mark Rago 4; Matthew Spratt.

      Freshmen: Owen Adams 23; Elijah Harvey 36; Calvin Knapp 28; Reese Kugelmann 6; Dawson Menz 0 (GK).

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