Rams Win First Round of State Playoffs

In their final regular season games for 2014, the Rams travelled to Moultrie for a rematch against the Packers. The boys held the Pack to a relatively close, 0-3, loss as Worth only trailed by a point at the end of the first half. But, the Packers fired in two more goals in the second to secure the victory over the Rams. In their first game this season on Apr. 5, the Packers beat the Rams at home, 4-0.  Meanwhile, the girls’ game ended early in Moultrie after the Lady Packers put up 10 goals while the Lady Rams failed to respond.
Between the pair of Colquitt County games, the Rams played a pair of home games including their final region match of the season against the Crisp County Cougars. On Apr. 15, the Worth teams returned home to face their final Region 1-AAAA rival of the season. While the games were close, the Rams won both games to secure their region rankings to prepare for the postseason. The boys won first over Crisp, 1-0, before the girls completed the sweep with a 4-3 win over the Lady Cougars
Then, the Worth soccer teams played Brooks County at Milt Miller Field on Thurs., Apr. 17, for senior night and their last regular season home game in 2014. The boys’ team has nine seniors in the lineup this season including Aaron Sinclair, Jatavioius Curry, Rakedrick Farley, Hunter Jenkins, Austin Berchtold, Rakeem Farley, Jordan Dowell, Dale Pate, and Anthonie Iudiciani. While the girls have four seniors including Krystyna Woodworth, Diamond Hooks, Sierra Henderson, and Emily Whitehead. Several of these Worth County seniors have already signed scholarships to continue their soccer careers as college athletes.
Heading into the post season, the boys’ team travelled to Augusta on Monday to take on the Richmond Academy Musketeers. The 3B-AAAA Musketeers maintained an impressive run this Spring by holding a 9-5-4 overall record, and a perfect 4-0 record in their region games. However, the Worth County Rams quickly ended Richmond’s post season hopes as Anthonie Iudiciani scored a pair of goals to secure Worth’s, 2-1, victory over the Augusta team.
The boys played an intense and physical game against the Musketeers. Iudiciani’s first goal was scored in the opening half by heading in the ball. Richmond Academy slipped a ball past Worth goal tender Aaron Sinclair to keep the game close, but Iudiciani scored another before the final buzzer sounded to give victory to the Worth team. The Worth boys’ team will travel to Perry on Tuesday to face the 2-AAAA Panthers.
Meanwhile, the girls were scheduled to begin their post season bid for a state championship at Milt Miller Field in Sylvester on Wednesday afternoon, last week. Instead, the rain pushed the first round of the post season back to Monday. Details on Monday’s home game for the Lady Rams and Tuesday’s game at Perry for the boys will be available in next week’s issue of The Sylvester Local.