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April 1, 2013

Oh no, not again...Waco University boots JHS boys from playoffs for the third year in-a-row

MIDLOTHIAN — The words Waco University continued to be dreaded ones around Jacksonville Indian soccer circles because for the third-straight year the Trojans have eliminated the Tribe from the state Class 4A, Region III playoff scene.

University beat up on the Tribe, 3-1, on Thursday night at the Midlothian ISD Complex.

Last year, University stopped Jacksonville by the same, 3-1, score in a Sectional round match that was played in Corsicana.

The match was tied, 0-0, after the first 40 minutes of play, but the Trojans got rolling after that.

University will advance to face Nacogdoches, who edged Salado 1-0 on Thursday, in a Sectional match early next week.  

Meanwhile, the Tribesmen end the year at 13-10.

Jacksonville was the third-place team out of District 35-4A, while the Trojans won the District 33-4A title this season.

The Indians, under the direction of head coach Randy Hammontree, closed the year out by winning five of their last six matches.

Jacksonville is expected to return a solid nucleus next season.

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