Front row from left, Jakob Castille, Derek Kober, Jaryn Newman, Christoper Koh and Donovan Atencio. Back row from left, Valerie Li, Dima Tretiak, Jonathon Moulton, Cade Cummins, Jared Carnes, Jesse Prime, Wyatt Watson, Malcom Carr and coach Mike Prime. Not pictured, Shawn Stokes and assistant coach Dario Castano. Photo by Kaelan Prime
Jesse Prime (15) after clearing the ball away from a Moab, Utah attacker. Photo by Kaelan Prime
The under-14 boys Atomic City Football Club (ACFC) won its bracket in the 2015 Durango Shootout soccer tournament May 9-10.
In round robin play, ACFC opened with a 2-1 loss to Moab, Utah 2-1 in the snow. In the second game they beat the Durango Fusion 4-0 with goals from Jared Carnes, Jaryn Newman, two from Cade Cummins, and with Malcolm Carr providing the shutout as goalie. In the third game, ACFC fell behind Grand Junction, Colorado 1-0 before coming back to win 3-1 on goals from Jared Carnes, Dima Tretiak and Jesse Prime.
The gold medal final was a rematch with Moab, and this time ACFC prevailed 3-1 on two goals from Christopher Koh and another from Cade Cummins, who was ACFC’s leading scorer for the tournament with 4 goals. The team voted Jared Carnes as the offensive MVP and Wyatt Watson as the defensive MVP.
ACFC is comprised of 8th grade students at Los Alamos Middle School.
Jared Carnes fights off the defenders from Grand Junction, Colo. Photo by Kaelan Prime
Wyatt Watson on a breakaway against Moab. Photo by Kaelan Prime
Jaryn Newman, left, defends against Moab. Photo by Kaelan Prime
The final tournament standings. Photo Kaelan Prime