In their final tune up before the playoffs, Barron Collier chose an unlikely opponent. They played host to the Jaguars from Jackson Memorial HS, Jackson, New Jersey atÂ Disney’s ESPN in Orlando.Â Â
The Cougars wanted a tough match up before heading into the District 12 playoffs.Â They got one.Â The 10th ranked and undefeated JaguarsÂ came right at the Cougars and jumped out in front 2-0.Â Senior Daniel Mora tied the game at 2-2 with anÂ upper 90Â lefty rip from 15 and the game was on.Â The game went back and forth as both teams slowed the pace.Â At the end, theÂ Jaguars extended their lead on a couple of penalty opportunities and closed out the Cougars.Â Â Skye Sickles (2G), Alec Lange(1G) &Â Joey GaluppiÂ (1G) got the other goals for Barron.Â Â Â
Coachâ€™s comment:Â Barron Collierâ€™s Matt Hunter â€” â€œWe played one of the top ranked teams from NJ tough.Â This kind of game is what we wantedÂ heading into the playoffs and I am pleased.â€Â
Jackson Memorial’s Nick Caruso – “Thanks to BC for playing us.Â This was our 1st major test and we passed.Â BC has great athletes and play a very Northeastern style of play.Â They areÂ young and solid.”Â
Barron plays rival Naples HS on Tues in the opening round game of the District 12 playoffs.
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