Panama City, FL--Talk about your big soccer matches, Friday night four area prep teams certainly playing in some. Niceville, Choctaw, St. Joe and Bay all making it to their respective region finals, just one win away from their classes state final fours. Let's begin with Bay, in the region finals for the first time ever, the Tornadoes hosting Jacksonville Bolles. Bay in the home white and under siege in the early going, Bolles with several shots on goal, Gunner Thrasher and his defenders making one big play after another to keep it scoreless.
Then near the 27 minute mark, Bay gets a big opportunity, the ball ahead to Ashton Hicks who puts on the afterburner and beats Chris Hazelip, getting a piece of the far post, Tornadoes up 1-0.
Bay holds that lead until just before the half, Parker Wilf lobs one towards the goal, perfect header by Carlos Dominguez ties it at 1.
Early second half, check this out, the pass ahead towards Domingquez who redirects with his chest, feeds Tommy Kelley right in front and he beats Thrasher….2-1 Bolles, they would ice it with a goal late in the second, and it ends 3-1, Bay's dream season ends 24-5-2.