The 2010 high school soccer season is winding down. All three Bradley County teams will play their final matches of the regular season at home Thursday evening, and each team plans to recognize its seniors.
The District 5-AAA playoffs begin Friday, with Walker Valley traveling to McMinn County for a 6 p.m. match and Bradley Central at Ooltewah for a 4:30 p.m. match.
Cleveland will play Rhea County at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Greater Cleveland Soccer Complex.
No. 1-seeded Soddy-Daisy has a bye in the opening round and will be at home in the semifinals against the Bradley Central-Ooltewah winner on Tuesday.
Following this weekend’s opening round, all matches will be at the home of the highest seed. Cleveland plays its home matches at the soccer complex on Mouse Creek Road.
Following Soddy-Daisy in the order of seeds are Cleveland, McMinn County, Ooltewah, Bradley Central, Walker Valley and Rhea County. S-D’s Lady Eagles have been among the state’s top-ranked teams all season and are undefeated in district play.
There will be a trophy presentation at the end of the championship match next Thursday, and the 2010 All-District team will be announced at that time.
Thursday’s season-ending matches have Signal Mountain at Bradley Central, Chattanooga Central at Walker Valley and Grace Baptist Academy playing Cleveland at the soccer complex. Coch Chrissy McKinner said Bradley Central’s seniors will be recognized at halftime of Thursday’s match.
Seniors to be recognized Thursday include:
Cleveland — Alison Simpson, Ashley Gallo, Meryn Evans, Katelyn McChesney, Devon Vaughn, Jenna Stewart and Rachael Jackson.
Bradley Central — Jobanna Jiminez, Katherine Hawkins, Sarah Hawfin and Sierra Lee.
Walker Valley — Georgia Wright, Natalie Davis, Haley Elliott and Bri Prugh.
Thursday’s final matches:
5 p.m. — Signal Mountain at Bradley Central.
6 p.m. — Chattanooga Central at Walker Valley
7 p.m. — Grace Baptist Academy vs. Cleveland (at Greater Cleveland Soccer Complex).
District 5-AAA Tournament
Friday, Oct. 15
6 p.m. Walker Valley (No. 6 seed) at McMinn County (No. 3 seed). 4:30 p.m. Bradley Central (No. 5 seed) at Ooltewah (No. 4 seed).
Saturday, Oct. 16
7 p.m. Rhea County (No. 7 seed) vs. Cleveland (No. 2 seed) at the Greater Cleveland Soccer Complex.
Tuesday, Oct. 19
Times to be determined — Bradley Central-Ooltewah winner at Soddy-Daisy (No. 1 seed). Walker Valley-McMinn County winner vs. Cleveland-Rhea winner (Site and time to be determined). Sites will be on the home field of the highest seed.
Thursday, Oct. 21
Semifinal winners will play at home field of highest seed (time to be determined).