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River Hill boys soccer wins second straight 3A East region title in penalty kicks
River Hill boys soccer wins second straight 3A East region title in penalty kicks

There was an eerie sense of déjà vu as River Hill’s players rushed to the far side of the field and swarmed goalie Tomas Potts at the end of Monday’s 3A East regional championship game. For the second straight year with a berth in the state semis on the line, River Hill and Mt. Hebron needed penalty kicks to determine a winner. And for the second straight year, it was the Hawks that prevailed. River Hill’s fifth kicker in penalties — Jakob Kelly — delivered the clinching shot into the right corner and then Mt. Hebron’s ensuing attempt hit the crossbar, giving the Hawks a 4-3 shootout victory and a 3-2 win overall. “In our pregame,...

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