The Edgewood Middle School lacrosse team of seventh and eighth graders competed in the State tournament in Columbus May 12-13 following a strong regular season. The State tournament was held in Columbus, where it competed against middle school teams from across the state.
“We did really well this season,” said Alex Black, one of the team’s coaches. “We were 9-2 and had a couple of games cancelled. The State tournament went OK. They played tough. A couple teams they played had better skills, but our kids stuck in there.”
Wooster lost its first two games, falling to the Cincinnati Blue Jays and then to Indian Hills, but then rebounded to beat Cleveland’s West Side. The tournament, which featured more than 60 teams in multiple divisions, was played at Dublin Scioto High School. Wooster competed in Division I.
Black, who played for Wooster before graduating in 2007, coached the team along with head coach Don Boreman.
“I got started playing in middle school and I played up through high school,” said Black. “I graduated in 2007 and went to college. When I got back, Don asked if I would help coach. He coached me in youth football, so we’ve known each other for a long time.
“We have a lot of great athletes. We have some kids that hadn’t played in a couple of years or are just getting started, but we have athletics. We have no problem putting any of the kids on field in a starting position. They are in great shape and doing a great job.
Published: May 17, 2012