Oakleaf soccer goes 9-0 first half

By Randy Lefko Sports Editor
Posted 12/23/21

OAKLEAF - Oakleaf High’s boys soccer team closed out the first half of their season with a 1-0 win over rival Bartram Trail High School to complete a 9-0 first half record with another familiar …

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Oakleaf soccer goes 9-0 first half

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OAKLEAF - Oakleaf High’s boys soccer team closed out the first half of their season with a 1-0 win over rival Bartram Trail High School to complete a 9-0 first half record with another familiar rival on the hook for game one in January.
With 6A-Fleming Island on the schedule for January 5, Oakleaf (9-0, ranked ninth in 7A, 22nd in Florida) will have just five games to finish off the 2021-22 schedule. Clay, Bishop Snyder, Orange Park and St. Johns Country Day School (4-1-1, 14th in 2A) complete the Knights schedule with the Spartans, the Class 2A runnerup last year, the final tuneup for a deep playoff run. St. Johns returns with three wins and a tie ending the first half of the season including a 0-0 tie with Ridgeview. Spartans, behind goals from Jacob Graston and Bodie Bradford, beat Episcopal 2-0 to end their first half with a home win. Spartans biggest scoring bonanza was 8-0 win over St. Francis with two goals from Corban Berrang and solo goals from Malachi Melicharek, Zion Dugan, Josh Lewis, Jacob Graston, Shane Reaves and Trey Dubnansky. Spartans lone loss was 1-0 to Providence.
Oakleaf, coached by former girls coach Brett Rountree, is led by a threesome of scoring with Braden Hill and Drew Ammon both finishing 2021 with seven goals behind top scorer Akindele May-Parker who has 10. Ammon has nine assists for the season with Hill dishing six goals.
On defense, Oakleaf has given up just one game with more than one goal with five shutouts.
Bishop Kenny (4-4-1, 17th in 4A) scored three goals in a 4-3 Oakleaf win.
Oakleaf’s district 2-7A lineup is full of firepower with Mandarin and Creekside both with just one loss and Flagler Palm Coast at 7-2-2.

Fleming Island
Fleming Island is 5-5, ranked 32nd in Class 6A, with four straight losses to the break; Mandarin, Gainesville, Bartram Trail and Bolles, with just one goal scored against Bartram Trail the lone Golden Eagles offensive production.

Ridgeview
At Ridgeview, a penalty kick 1-0 loss to Fleming Island, a 2-1 loss to Oakleaf and a 0-0 tie with St. Johns Country Day School highlight a 2-6-1 record. The Panthers return with Orange Park on January 6 and finish with St. Johns a second time on January 19 to end the season.

Orange Park
Orange Park, 4-2-1, Clay, 2-2-2, and Middleburg, 4-4, are playing tough ball and could factor into the upcoming districts. Orange Park and Clay tied to end their first half schedule.

Keystone Heights
Keystone Heights, 6-5-2 in Class 3A, has had a season of two-three game wins in a row with two district losses to P.K. Yonge (10-1-1). The Indians tied rivals Newberry (3-3) and Crescent City (2-2) in mid-season clashes. Newberry is a key district 4-3A matchup. Top scorer for coach Travis Waters is junior Logan Spence with 15 tallies with Chris Anderson landing eight into the net. Senior Tyler Shaw has dished eight assists. Carson Eatmon has 61 saves in goal for Keystone Heights.

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