Benton Sr. Ben Poole says tigers should run deep

Ben Poole, senior at Benton, says the Tigers didn’t want to share Magnet with Caddo

Jimmy Watson, Shreveport Times

The boys’ soccer teams in Byrd and Captain Shreve in Division I and Benton in D-II had successful runs last season, and all three schools landed athletes on the Northwest Louisiana Coaches All-Region Soccer Team in 2021.

Shreve (19-5-3), who reached the quarterfinals, had the overall player in senior Peter VanHoy. Byrd (16-4-5) advanced one step to the LHSAA semi-finals behind offensive MVP Dylan Garrett. Benton Senior Ben Poole referred the Tigers to the D-II State Championship game for the first time.

Benton athlete wins: Logan Smith named Athlete of the Week

Loyolas Bruno Palmieri speaks about the goal against Bossier

Flyers win the district for the fourth time, with Palmieri controlling the pitch

Jimmy Watson, Shreveport Times

Behind Bruno Palmieri, Loyola advanced to the D-III semi-finals and Bossier made it into the D-III quarter with senior Coleman Beeson as goalkeeper.

Benton’s coach Bryan George was named Coach of the Year with a 17-5-3 record, winning Division II, District I.

Bad target: A flawed target enables Caddo Magnet to make an easy win

2021 NW La. All-Region coaches

Boys soccer team

Important awards

Overall MVP: Peter VanHoy, Captain Shreve, Sr.

Offensive MVP: Dylan Garrett, Byrd, Sr.

Defensive MVP: Ben Poole, Benton, Sr.

Trainer of the year: Bryan George, Benton

First team

Logan Smith, Benton, Jr., striker

Garrett Petro, Benton, Sr., defense attorney

Jackson Paine, Byrd, Sr., defense attorney

Jayson Frink, Byrd, Sr. midfielder

Ian Ebarb, Haughton, Sr., midfielder

Jackson Tinkis, airline, Sr. midfielder

Matt Miley, Captain Shreve, Soph., Midfielder

Jonathan Woldie, Caddo Magnet, Jr., striker

Gus Demerath, Caddo Magnet, Sr., midfielder

Bruno Palmieri, Loyola, Sr., striker

August Drummond, Loyola, Sr., defense attorney

Coleman Beeson, Bossier, Sr., goalkeeper

Second team

Nick Sepulvado, Byrd, Sr., defense attorney

Maximus Holt, Parkway, Jr., striker

Fabian Elias, Parkway, Jr., defense attorney

Devin Ryan, Benton, Sr., striker

Michael Hamauei, Byrd, Jr., goalkeeper

Andrew Pernell, Captain Shreve, Sr. Defense Counsel

Patrick Simon, Captain Shreve, Sr., midfielder

Ethan Bihler, Benton, Fresh., Midfielder

Osvaldo Martinez, Northwood, Soph., Midfielder

Caleb Rosenblath, Loyola, Sr., Defense Counsel

Abram Murray, Calvary, fresh., Forward

Christopher Stafford, Evangel, Jr., defense attorney

Emile Zabaneh, Caddo Magnet, Defender