Continental High Boys Soccer season ended at Kalida when the #1 seed in the Kalida District, Bluffton, defeated the Pirates 2-0. The Pirates trail to the District Semifinals included a pair of wins over fellow Putnam County League teams. The Pirates defeated Fort Jennings in the sectional semifinal 3-1. The Pirates took out Putnam County League Champ #3 seed Ottoville 1-0 in the sectional final held at Ottoville.
Bluffton, Northwest Conference Champs, had their tournament trail end in the District Finals when #2 seed Kalida defeated them 2-1 in a shootout. Bluffton ended their season at 12-3-4. Kalida, 10-4-6, had their season ended by Archbold in a game held at Napoleon 4-0. Archbold advanced out of the Rossford District where they eliminated the #1 ranked OSSCA Divsion III Boys team Ottawa Hills. Archbold made it to State by defeating undefeated Independence 3-0. Archbold will play Kirkland on Tuesday at 8:00 in a state semifinal at Sandusky.
Continental, 9-8-2, played Archbold in October and saw the Blue Streaks win 7-1. The Blue Streaks 20-1 had 12 shutouts this year, but the Pirates were one of them.
–Mike Jones, Sportswriter