Greenwood fans have become used to calling their community title town, and rightfully so.
The Bulldogs have won titles in volleyball, football and girls basketball. And that’s just in the last few years. Winning is nothing new to the town but there is one sport that is making history this weekend.
Greenwood is making their first ever trip to the 6A soccer title game, taking on Russellville Friday night at Razorback Field in Fayetteville.
“We have a really good team this year and put a lot of effort into it as the year went on so I did think we had it in us,” senior defenseman Jake Odell said.
“If we keep going how we’ve been doing through this whole tournament we can get that state ring,” senior midfielder Jarrod Cooper said.
Andrew Post took over as head coach this season and quickly built on the success that previous coach Chris Young had.
“It’s been a long season and I think we’ve come really far,” senior midfielder Hayden Kelly said. “Coach Post has done such a great job with us and I really think he’s brought us to new heights with this program.”
Greenwood and Russellville split their two regular season meetings but the Bulldogs know it will be their defense that will decide the rubber match.
“They’ve got a good offense and they don’t ever give up,” Odell said. “They are always putting in effort and just relentless I guess would be a good word for it.”
Nine Greenwood seniors are passing up a chance to be handed a diploma in hopes of winning a state championship.