Heritage Hall's boys will playing for the state soccer title for the first time in six years.
The Chargers defeated Tulsa East Central 3-2 at home Tuesday night in the Class 5A semifinals. Connor McGinnis had two goals for Heritage Hall while Austin Gordon scored the game-winner in overtime.
The Chargers are now 16-0 on the season and will meet Tulsa Washington on Friday night at the University of Tulsa for the Class 5A state title. Tulsa Washington defeated Northwest Classen 4-1 in the other semifinal.
“We got one more game to go,” Heritage Hall coach Tommy Riley said. “Hopefully, we can cap off a perfect season.”
Heritage Hall played in the state championship soccer game twice before, in 2005 and 2007, losing both times.
A REMATCH IN 5A GIRLS TITLE GAME
The Class 5A girls state championship game will be the same as last season.
Defending state champion Deer Creek defeated Tulsa Edison 2-0 at home Tuesday night in a semifinal to set up a rematch with Carl Albert in the title game.
The Titans defeated Tulsa Washington 2-1 in the other semifinal at Carl Albert High School.
Deer Creek and Carl Albert are district foes. The Antlers won the district crown while the Titans finished second.
Against Tulsa Edison, Mikayla Lowery and Lauren Haivala each scored goals for Deer Creek, now 13-3 on the season.
The state championship game will be played Friday night somewhere in the Oklahoma City area, but the time and place has yet to be determined, Deer Creek coach Misty Thompson said.
SAINTS BACK IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Santa Fe South has reached the Class 4A state title game for the second straight season after defeating Fort Gibson, 2-1 in Fort Gibson.
Paul Incorvaia and Edgar Moreno scored goals for the Saints while goalkeeper Nazareth Hernandez had 10 saves, including a huge one in the last five minutes of the game.
“The guy looked like he was going to score and he came up and made the save when we needed it,” Santa Fe South coach Wes Furley said.
The Saints, who lost to Mount St. Mary in the state championship game last season, will meet Poteau on Saturday night at the University of Tulsa for the state title. Poteau defeated Bethany 4-1 in the other semifinal.
At Poteau, the Bronchos' John Page scored early in the second half to tie the game, and then the Pirates scored three goals in the next five minutes.
“It went from 1-1 to 4-1 real quick,” Bethany coach Sean Williams said.
Bethany finished its season 12-6.