Two of the Kalida Boys Soccer District went according to Hoyle as #1 Seed Bluffton and # 2 Seed Kalida advanced. #4 seed Continental took out #3 seed Ottoville while #8 seed New Knoxville defeated #5 seed Lima Temple Christian. Continental plays Bluffton in the first game on Wednesday while Kalida tangles with New Knoxville in the second game.
The Pirates have played 2 of the District field having split games with Kalida and New Knoxville. The Pirates lost to Kalida 3-0 and defeated New Knoxville 3-1. The Pirates finished third in the Putnam County League. Continental made it to the Districts by defeating #10 seed Fort Jennings (3-1) and #3 seed Ottoville (1-0).
Bluffton has played only Kailda in the District having defeated them 3-0 on Oct 9. The Pirates were the Northwest Conference champs. They made it to the District by defeating #11 seed Lincolnview 5-0. The Pirates are ranked #4 in the final OSSCA Northwest Ohio Division III Boys Soccer poll.
Continental play Bluffton at Kalida on Wednesday at 5:00.
New Knoxville 9-6-3
The Rangers have only played Continental in the District field where the Pirates prevailed 3-1. The Rangers finished 4th in the Western Ohio Soccer League. The Rangers advanced to the District by defeating #6 seed Lima Temple Christian 6-1 and #5 seed Lima Central Catholic 3-2.
The Wildcats defeated Continental 3-0 and lost to Bluffton 3-0 in the games they have played against the District field. The Wildcats were 2nd in the Putnam County League. The Wildcats defeated #7 seed Allen East 3-1 to advance to the District
Kalida plays New Knoxville on Wednesday at 7:00
Winners meet for the District Final on Saturday at 2:00.
The Kalida District Champion will meet the Rossford District Champion on Wednesday Oct 31 at 6:00 at Findlay. The Rossford had #1 seed Ottawa Hills (OSSCA Division III Final Poll State #1 and Northwest Ohio #1) meeting #5 seed Ottawa Glandorf (#6 OSSCA Northwest) while #2 seed Archbold (OSSCA Division III Final Poll State #8 and Northwest Ohio #2) facing #3 seed Liberty Center (#8 OSCCA Northwest).
–Mike Jones, Sportswriter