It was close, but a win is a win. The 96 Girls Black have won the Region 3 Central Premier League. The championship was determined by a single goal in a tiebreaker against Tennessee rival TNFC Impact. The two teams both ran roughshod through the league, but in a classic clash of the titans they tied each other 3-3. The difference between the two in the standings? FC Alliance outscored their opponents by 20 goals, while TNFC outscored theirs by a mere 19.
Coach Josh Gray’s squad was only challenged twice in the league, outscoring opponents by a combined score of 23-3. In fact, TNFC was the only team to score on them in six games. Dynamo Juniors of Louisiana gave 96 Black a run in a late March game, but FC Alliance came out ahead 1-0. Every other opponent was outscored by at least four goals.
Premier League Central consists of teams from Tennessee, Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama and Mississippi.