Coach Kevin Keck’s 99 Boys Red kicked off their first game in the FC Alliance Fall Classic around 6:00PM last Friday night. Eighty minutes later, the team was buzzing with optimism. A solid 6-0 win in the opener dared the team to dream a little. Could it be the one? The team, although steadily improving, was still searching for their first gold trophy under the direction of Keck. By the end of the weekend, the search was over. The 99 Boys Red claimed the championship of the U14 Black division by rolling to a combined 21-0 score over four opponents.
Although they dominated the tournament, the team did have one nailbiter. Their second pool play game, against CESA Challenge, went down to the wire with the FC Alliance squad claiming a narrow 1-0 win. The 99 Red Boys controlled large portions of the game, but both teams had multiple scoring opportunities. Other wins included a 6-0 triumph over SCOR and a 8-0 romp against Chattanooga Football Club Select.