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Marriotts Ridge boys soccer team eyes record fifth straight state title
Marriotts Ridge boys soccer team eyes record fifth straight state title

On days before a game, the Marriotts Ridge boys soccer team cranks up the intensity for the last precious few minutes of practice. The team splits into three groups, with two on the field at a time. They are crammed inside the penalty area, with two goals placed at each end. A ball is thrown in the middle and the feisty fray — simply dubbed "The Game with the Goals" — begins. Pinball-like shots, courageous defense and a fair share of trash talk follow. The first team to score twice stays on the field, while the loser leaves. The third team eagerly jumps in for the next round. The game continues until the alarm on coach Kevin Flynn's watch goes off at 4:55 p.m.,...

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