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South State Soccer Scores

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - St. Stanislaus is trying to make it back-to-back Class 4A Boys State Titles and are now one win away from accomplishing their goal.

On a chilly night in Bay St. Louis the Rockachaws clashed with cross town rival Bay High on the Tigers turf and the South State championship went right down to the wire.

Patrick McRaney gave St. Stanislaus a 1-0 advantage in the first half on a power kick that sailed past Bay High goalkeeper Ryan Knight.

The Tigers would tie the game on a beautiful looping shot by Parker Rose.  The ball sailed over Rockachaws goalkeeper Conner Smothers.

With four-minutes left in regulation, sophomore Andrew Elkins came through for St. Stanislaus with the game winner, a shot from 12 yards out that found the back of the Tigers net.  The Rockachaws claimed a thrilling 2-1 win over Bay High and have a shot for back-to-back state titles on Saturday.

Defending 1A/2A/3A State Champion St. Patrick gave it their best shot but on the home turf, Sacred Heart out of Hattiesburg would prevail 3-1 to eliminate the Fighting Irish.  The Crusaders broke a scoreless tie in the 34th minute of the second half on a penalty kick off the foot of Tyler Flathau.

In the 28th minute St. Patrick's Michael Escobar launched a kick to Eiland Stebly.  He was one-on-one with the Crusaders goalkeeper and Stebly delivered the game tying goal for the Fighting Irish.

In a span of one minute, Sacred Heart turned up the heat and attacked the St. Patrick goal aggressively.  With Fighting Irish goalkeeper Nick Nimmo having stopped one shot on goal, the ball popped free with Nimmo on the turf and Daniel Thomas followed up by slamming the ball into the St. Patrick net.

Noah Billingsley added a perfect 12 yard goal and Sacred Heart eliminated St. Patrick 3-1.

Ocean Springs shocked the Gulfport Admirals 6-0 in the boys Class 6A South State final.  The Greyhounds scored early and often. 

25 seconds into the match Alan Mays sent the ball to Steven Gallagher.  His high kick was perfect as it fell into the net and the goal was a sign of things to come.

7-minutes later Gallagher came through again for Ocean Springs with a long range shot finding the Admirals net.

Gulfport looked as if they would cut the deficit, but Greyhounds goalkeeper Travis Harper came up with an excellent save.

Gulfport helped Ocean Springs by kicking the ball off of an Admirals player and into the net that gave the Greyhounds a 3-0 advantage.

Ocean Springs would extend its lead 4-nil when Austin Evans followed up on a teammates shot and he pounded the ball past the Admirals goalkeeper.

The Greyhounds claimed the Class 6A South State title with a convincing 6-0 victory.

The Ocean Springs Lady Greyhounds were just as impressive in a 4-1 win over Biloxi to claim the girls 6A South State championship.  Ocean Springs scored within the first minute when senior Ashton Stennis kicked the ball to freshman Emma Hunt.  She would find the right side of the Lady Indians net, goalkeeper Brittany Snyder got her hand on the ball, but it still found the net.

A few minutes later Stennis scored her 28th goal on the season on a solid kick and when the whistle blew ending the game, the Lady Greyhounds beat Biloxi for the third time this season.  In those three victories Ocean Springs outscored Biloxi 9 to 1.

In the boys Class 5A South State championship home standing Pearl eliminated the Pascagoula Panthers 2-1.

Northeast Jones captured the girls Class 4A South State title by pulling out a 1-0 win over home standing Pass Christian.

Madison St. Joseph traveled to Bay St. Louis and defeated Our Lady Academy 3-1 on penalty kicks.

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