Bluebirds fall to Henry Clay in Elite Eight Quarter Finals


Lexie Crawford, Maggie Schroeder

The boys varsity soccer team celebrates after a goal.

The Highlands varsity boys soccer team ended a great season this Saturday, October 26. In the Championship Tournament, they defeated Newport Central Catholic High School, Ryle High School, and Holy Cross High School, allowing them to go to the Region Championships and taking down Covington Catholic High School three to two. The Birds played Danville High School at the State Sweet 16, which resulted in a win of six to three.


On Saturday night, the boys played against Henry Clay High School in the Elite Eight game, which unfortunately ended in a one to two loss for the boys. At half time, the score was tied zero to zero. With 10 minutes and 51 seconds left in the game, the first goal was deflected by Junior Hank Cook off of a free kick by Senior Porter Hedenberg. Henry Clay tied the score with six minutes and 58 seconds left in the game. The game went into two five-minute overtimes but was still tied at one to one. The game went into penalty kicks, and in the sixth round of penalty kicks, Henry Clay won.


Senior goalkeeper Nick Fisher said, “I think our season was good. Even though we didn’t get the outcome we wanted, we still had many wins and we played our hardest until the last second of our last game.”


The birds had a great season with 170 minutes of open play and 18 wins, four ties, and seven losses. We wish them the best of luck as they prepare for next season.