News and Announcements
On behalf of the Beech High School Soccer Booster Club, you are invited to participate in the 23rd Annual, Beech Indoor Classic, soccer tournament, to be held January 5-7, 2018 at Beech High School. This tournament features multiple gyms with ample seating, warm up area (no balls allowed), concessions, hospitality area for coaches, and ample parking adjacent to the gyms. Tournament games will use a format of Micro Soccer and will be eighteen (18) minutes in length. All teams are guaranteed a minimum of three (3) games. All age divisions will play 5v5 (4 plus keeper).
Entry fee is $130 per team and must be received by December 30, 2017 make checks payable to BHS Soccer Booster Club and mail to Beech Indoor Classic, P.O. Box 21, Goodlettsville, TN 37070. Roster, Medical Release Forms and Player Cards must be presented at check-in (1 hour prior to 1st game). Players may only play on one (1) team within an age group. If a player is in need of a player card, an TSSA Indoor Player Card may be purchased here https://goo.gl/sHzJpK.
High school divisions must be comprised of high school soccer players, current 9th – 12th grade students. We will attempt to have a Men’s Division and Women’s Division in the Adult Open division. The Adult Open division may consist of players age 19+. The Adult 30+ division may consist of one (1) under 30 player.
Games will be held at the Beech High School main gym and at the T.W. Hunter Middle School gym. There will be a silent auction at each gym with items such as themed baskets, collector items, golf packages and vacations. Be sure to check out each location for some great items.
Each gym will also be operating full concessions with hamburgers, hotdogs, pretzels, popcorn, candy and drinks. Breakfast items will be available on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Managers and coaches can enjoy one of the top rated hospitality rooms in Sumner County with samplings from some of the area’s best restaurants and cooks.
We look forward to you KICKING the new year off right with your team’s participation in the 2018 Beech Indoor Classic and hope that you have the happiest Holiday Season.
BHS Soccer Booster Club
Link to Rules, Registration, and other important stuff is right here: http://www.beechsoccer.com/tournament.html
In Picture: Kyle Smith/BHS
The Bucs took two matches last night, beating Cane Ridge 61-10 and McGavock 57-24 as they continue to battle illness and injury during the early part of the season. It was learned yesterday that Sr. Kyle Smith (182), a two time state tourney wrestler, has torn his labrum and is finished for his final mat season. This is a HUGE loss for the Bucs state title run in ’17. Smith very well could have won his weight class this season. Best of luck with surgery and recovery goes out to Kyle.
BHS 61 Cane Ridge 10
Pins: Ben Scalera/220; Jacob Andrews/120; Brayden Palmer/126; Jeremiah Herron/152; Xiny Gashi/160; Trevor Rippy/170; Donovan Rich/182
BHS 57 McGavock 24
Pins: Trey Bates/106; Jacob Andrews/113; Brayden Palmer/126; Blake Dolan/138; Reginald Nix/145; Jeremiah Herron/152; Xiny Gashi/160; Trevor Rippy/170; Donovan Rich/182
The Bucs gave a valiant effort last night on a rainy cool evening in Cookeville, TN but came up short to Knox Catholic 45-28. The Bucs were clearly outmanned by possibly the largest high school football team I have ever seen, particularly one who is competing in D1 TSSAA football. How they get away with that is another story for another day, but on Thursday night Knox Catholic took advantage of mistakes, missed calls and their own ability to win the 5A state title.
As for the Bucs, Nelson Smith completed 5-12 passes for 123 yards and 3 touch downs and Kaemon Dunlap carried 20 times for 109 yards. Dyilin Hoosier had 4 catches for 83 yards and 2 TD’s and Davis Ward scored our last TD with under a minute to play on a 40 yard catch and run.
Catholic jumped out to a 17-0 lead, aided by a pass interference call on the first set of downs after the Bucs had apparently caused a 3 and out. The Bucs then went on an 8 play 80 yard drive to score on a Smith to Hoosier 18 yard TD pass to cut the lead to 17-7 with 4:34 left in the half. Catholic promptly marched 72 yards to answer and go up 24-7. After the initial 3 and out which was nullified by penalty, the Bucs could not get off the field on third downs against the more talented Irish squad. With 1:42 left in the half went 80 yards in a minute and twenty-one seconds (pretty darn fast) and scored on a 33 yard pass from Smith to Hoosier to trim the halftime lead to 10 points.
The Bucs got the ball to open the third quarter and drove down the field on another 8 play 80 yard drive as Dunlap ran it in from 20 yards out to cut the lead to 24—21 and changed the complexion of the game totally. Fans and team were both very energized heading into the next kickoff. The Irish returned the kickoff 38 yards to midfield which in essence set the tone for the rest of the game. After an Aaron Fox sack and an incomplete pass, Beech had a 3rd and 16 and a chance to get off the field and for the offense to take the lead in the game…. it didn’t happen, the Irish connected on a 18 yard completion from Jack Sompayrac to Dashon Bussell for 18 yards and the rest was history.
Catholic finished off the drive with Sompayrac running it in from 9 yards out. There was a clip/block in the back at the 4 yard line that was missed by referee’s but was clearly their on TV viewing. The Irish very well may have scored anyway, but we’ll never know. Now 31-21, with 4 minutes left in the third, a personal foul on Catholic was enforced on the kickoff which was returned by Hoosier to the 27 yard line. Had the penalty been called on the clip, plus the personal foul on Catholic’s Adam Jones then there would have been 30 yards of penalties enforced and the likelihood of a TD was pretty much over. THIS WAS HUGE DIFFERENCE MAKER #1
After gaining a first down at the 39, Nelson Smith carried the ball and was clearly down on TV replay, but officials allowed a fumble after the play to stand and it was returned for a TD which essentially ended the Bucs opportunity to win the game. THIS WAS HUGE DIFFERENCE MAKER #2 Now at 38-21 the Bucs were behind the 8 ball in trying to catch up.
The Bucs next drive stalled and after a shanked punt the Irish took over on the Beech 41 yard line. 7 plays later Sompayrac scrambled in to increase the lead to 45-21.
With 4:18 left the Bucs did not quit, instead they marched down the field and Smith connected with Davis Ward on the final score of the night, a 40 yard TD pass down the right sideline to make the final score 45-28.
Looking back, the two HUGE DIFFERENCE MAKERS made a game that was very close turn into a blow out, which doesn’t reflect the game it was. Congrats to the 27 seniors and coaching staff for leading this team to an outstanding 14-1 record. Job WELL DONE
We have been afforded the opportunity for parents/fans to have chartered buses to Cookeville for the game. This is not for students. Student transportation is being handled by the school. These Buses will arrive at 3:30pm and leave promptly at 4pm from Beech High School and return 30 minutes after the conclusion of the game. Cost is $10 per person. This will be limited to the first 200 people who respond to Kyle Edwards at email@example.com or 615-416-0670. This is a first-come first serve basis so please respond ASAP. Deadline is 5pm today,Wednesday, Novemebr 29, 2017, to confirm your spot.
Students can ride bus for $3 and they will need $12 for a ticket to the game. Parents or others in the community are all welcome to ride for $10. Contact Kyle Edwards at 615-416-0670 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for information or to pay for the bus ride.