Burke’s youth football semi-final set for Tuesday at two venues
A match has a lot of history.
The other is not that many, at least these days.
Number one seed Fleetwood and defending two-time champion Swill Valley will meet in one of the BCIAA’s men’s soccer semifinals in Fleetwood on Tuesday at 7 p.m. with the final chapter of the rivalry. Add.
In another semi-final, 7th seed Exeter will face 3rd seed Turpe Hocken in New Chaeferstown at 7pm. This is the first inter-school meeting since 2014 and the first post-season meeting since 2011.
The winner will play the league game on Thursday and the location and time will be decided.
Adjacent school districts the Tigers (14-5) and Lynx (13-4-1) face off in Burke’s playoffs for the fourth straight year and the fifth playoffs for the first time in six years.
Last year, Cognos beat Fleetwood 5-1 in the final. The year before, Lynx won extra time 4-3 in the semifinals, then lost to the Tigers 3-0 in the District 3 Class 2A semifinals.
In 2018, Fleetwood won the semi-finals 6-0 to claim the title. In 2016, Lynx also won the semi-finals 1-0 and is on track to win the title.
In Saturday’s quarter-finals, Burkes II champion Fleetwood defeated Brandywine Heights 3-2.
Davin Millisock scored two goals and Oscar Flores scored goals and assists.
Flores leads the balanced Tigers with 20 points (6 goals, 8 assists). Next are Millisock (6 goals, 7 assists), Malachi Herndon (6 goals, 1 assist), Joshua Candelario (4 goals, 2 assists) and Owen Schlegel (4 goals, 2 assists).
Cognos beat Conrad Weiser 3-2 in the quarter, aiming to win the county’s fourth title in six years.
Last year’s Burks Player of the Year, Chase Life Snyder, scored two goals and Nathan Pufuco had two assists for Lynx, a major entry into the tournament.
Anthony Witt leads Lynx with 42 goals (15 goals, 12 assists). S. Reifs, who has 63 goals and 2nd in the county, is in double digits behind Danny Turki (15 goals, 8 assists), Life Snyder (11 goals, 7 assists), Nate Fatkin (7 goals, 4 assists) and Josie Williamson. Earn points. (4 goals, 7 assists).
Reifsnyder has a successful history with the Tigers. He scored two goals in last year’s final and won extra time in the 2019 Burks semi-finals.
As mentioned earlier, there isn’t much of a story between the champions Berks I Eagles (7-9-3) and the finalist Trojan Burks III (14-3-2).
The two teams played non-league games for three consecutive seasons, 2012-14, after a short time in the Burks’ playoffs.
From 2006 to 2011, Exeter and Turpe Hocken made the county semifinals four times.
The Eagles won in 2006 and 2008. The Trojan won in 2010 and 2011, with Tulpehocken claiming the title in the final match with a 4-3 double OT.
Of course, that was a long time ago for today’s players.
More relevant is the fact that Excelter earned his first playoff victory from Burke since 2015 when he beat Wyomissing 1-0 with Harrison Davis’ goal on Saturday.
Turpe Hocken beat Governor Mifflin 6-0 as Eric Sanchez scored three goals and Mason Lilith scored one goal and two assists.
Justin Kinney leads the Eagles with 12 points (5 goals, 2 assists). Davis has 3 goals and 5 assists. Excelter aims to win the first championship since 2014.
Lilith leads the Trojan and is second in the country with 44 points (19 goals, 6 assists). Sanchez has 10 goals and 11 assists, Eliesa Aguile has 10 goals and 7 assists and Aidan Miller has 4 goals and 2 assists.
Turpe Hocken allowed the lowest eight goals in the county. The other teams allow no less than 16.