Penalty Kick Win Over Affton

Comet sportsmanship and effort combine for the win

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A screenshot of the celebration the moment they won. At the sideline four young men: Robbie Hamilton, Raymond Harris, Tyree Gary, and Tyler Williams, along with Coach Fitzgerald, make sure their injured teammate doesn't get trampled in the melee.

Matt Albright, History teacher, October Teacher of the Month, Asst. Soccer Coach

A screenshot of the celebration the moment they won. At the sideline four young men: Robbie Hamilton, Raymond Harris, Tyree Gary, and Tyler Williams, along with Coach Fitzgerald, make sure their injured teammate doesn’t get trampled in the melee.

Coming down to penalty kicks, the Varsity Soccer Comets triumphed over a tough Afton team Thursday. After 100 minutes of soccer, the Varsity Comet soccer team was tied 1-1 at Affton High School.  The game was rough.   The student athletes reacted to every hard foul, of which there were many, with resolve, focus, and, most importantly, character.  The other team earned several yellow cards for dirty play, and could have been issued more.  Our young men could have easily become angry and lost their cool.  They could have become frustrated and retaliated.  They didn’t.  Instead they fought with their minds, remained focused on their team, rallied around their injured teammate, and trusted in their skill.

It paid off in penalty kicks.  They won. Final score 2-1 McCluer.

Photo from video taken shows the celebration from the moment they won.  Notice four young men: Robbie Hamilton, Raymond Harris, Tyree Gary, and Tyler Williams, along with Coach Fitzgerald, making sure their injured teammate didn’t get trampled in the melee.  Simply class.

Witnesses to the victory included a former comet, several parents and siblings of the players, and team mom Meghan Fitzgerald. They all made the trip South to support the team.