DELAND, Fla. (WMBB) – The Arnold boys soccer team won the 4A State Championship game on Thursday afternoon.
“They wanted to bring back a title not only for you know their friends their family but for the community the Panhandle for Bay County you know so many people have supported us,” said Arnold head boys soccer coach Jonathan Hammond.
The Marlins beat Gulliver Prep 2-0 to take the title.
“Amazing job, hard work at practice, never giving up and everything. We just focused and had a great mindset of winning,” Arnold soccer player Malik Rhoden said.
With the victory, Arnold wins the first ever soccer state championship at the school and even in Bay County.
“I mean it’s the furthest you can possibly go, so it definitely feels good, especially being a senior too,” Arnold soccer player Dawson Miller said.
Arnold’s first goal was scored by Michael Sears and the second scored by Zach Bischoff.
“We have come to this point we weren’t going to lose we weren’t gonna lose, we were gonna play our hearts out no matter what,” Arnold soccer player Michael Sears said.
“It’s a dream come true, all of this is a dream come true for me, it felt like something from a movie,” Arnold soccer player Zach Bischoff said.
They finished the season undefeated with a 25-0-2 record.