Danville boys, Boyle girls move on to state soccer tourney
After repeating as 15th Region champions Saturday night, the Danville boys and Boyle County girls will play in the KHSAA State Soccer Championships beginning this week.
Both teams are two wins away from making it to the final four, which Danville reached two years ago and which Boyle is looking to reach for the first time, but all 16 regional winners in both the boys and girls playoffs are considered part of the state tournament. Here’s what’s ahead for the two local teams:
The boys tournament begins first, and Danville plays a sub-sectional game Monday at 13th Region champion and defending state champion Henry Clay, which ended the regular season ranked No. 3 in the state. If the Admirals advance, they will play a sectional final at home Wednesday against the winner of Monday’s Paul Dunbar-South Laurel game.
The girls tournament starts Tuesday with sub-sectional games. No. 6 Boyle will host No. 11 Henry Clay in a rematch of an Aug. 30 game at Rebel Stadium in which the two teams played to a 1-1 tie. If the Lady Rebels advance, they will go on the road for a sectional final Thursday at the winner of Tuesday’s Letcher County Central-West Jessamine game.
All sub-sectional and sectional games begin at 7 p.m. The state semifinals and finals will be played Nov. 2-5 at Paul Dunbar.