Front row, from left, Caleb Saunders, Jolen West, Christopher Pistrang, Jay Newman, Andrew Hannah, Brandon Balmer, Gustavo Wilhelm, Kyle Swenson, Will Hammond, Jake Poulakis, Jordan Lopez. Back row, from left, Assistant Coach Kevin Lusk, Chandler Lusk, Forrest McFarland, Kile Clark, Grant Taylor, Graham Hammond, Jonathan Collins, Head Coach Mark Pistrang.
The CFC Flames '98 won four consecutive games last weekend to claim the championship in the 14-under division of Cleveland’s Ocoee Cup soccer tournament. The red-hot Flames beat teams from Chattanooga, Knoxville and East Ridge before matching up with Arsenal from Alabama in an epic championship game. The teams were knotted at two goals apiece at the end of regulation, but the Flames knocked in the game winner with under two minutes left in the second overtime period to claim the championship.