Bay St. Louis soccer trifecta gears up for state title games
For the first time in the history of the Bay St. Louis soccer community, St. Stanislaus, Our Lady Academy, and Bay High are all playing for a high school state championship.
This morning, the city showed its appreciation for the boys and girls at SSC, OLA, and Bay by inviting them to a luncheon hosted by Mayor Mike Favre.
During the feast, he thanked the kids for their dedication in becoming South State champions.
Prior to the season, SSC dropped down from class 4A to 3A for the first time since the 1980s, allowing both the Rock-a-Chaws and rival Tigers to play for a gold ball on the same day. Bay High player Fisher Decamp said, “It feels great. I mean us and SSC have always been in the same conference and it changed this year and we made history.”
St. Stanislaus goalie Jackson Leblanc said, “I like a lot of them. We’ve been friends forever and it feels good to see them go this year.”
St. Stanislaus Head Coach Zach Villarrubia said, “It really is a kind of cool situation. A unique opportunity to have three teams going from a small community.”
Our Lady Academy player Lexi Ladner said, “I went to preschool with some people from Bay High, elementary school with some people from SSC, and all of us being able to celebrate this one thing together is absolutely wonderful.”
SSC is going for its second straight state championship, having won the 4A title last year and now going for the class 1 crown.
All three schools are heading up to the metro tonight.