Gulfport boys soccer preps for playoffs

The first round of class 6A soccer playoffs begin tomorrow with plenty of representation from the Coast, including both Gulfport’s girls and boys teams.

These two programs are no strangers to the post-season with the Lady Admirals looking for back-to-back state championships and the boys trying to get back in the championship game after getting knocked out in the second-round last year on their way to a possible state title three-peat.

With a 15-2-1 record, the boys clinched region 8 for the fourth straight year after beating Harrison Central twice and Hancock in the span of four days to cap off the regular season.

The Admirals two losses came from St. Paul’s out of Louisiana and the defending 6A champs Ocean Springs.

Although the Admirals season saw interruptions due to COVID, causing several schedule adjustments, Boys Head Coach Patrick Wadsworth says his team is ready for the post season. “I think all coaches want to see their players and their teams firing on all cylinders, playing their best soccer right before they go into playoffs. It’s pretty much business as usual and polishing some things. We do go back and– you know we do have to run through some basics to make sure we’re covering everything, dotting our I’s and crossing our T’s because any team can take advantage of a mistake.”

The Admirals host George County tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Milner Stadium in the first round of Class 6A playoffs.

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