Northside Takes 7A Soccer Crown From Springdale

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Everyone expected a nail biter between Northside and Springdale in the 7A boys soccer championship.

That's exactly what the largest crowd in Razorback Stadium got Friday night.

The two powers went scoreless through regulation and a pair of extra periods but it was the Grizzlies who prevailed in penalty kicks to claim the crown.

Northside outscored Springdale 4-2 in penalty kicks to win the program's first ever championship.

Both teams had plenty of chances in regulation but key stops and missed opportunities stole the show.

The Grizzlies (26-1) scored on all four attempts in the penalty portion of the match and took home the trophy when Springdale's fourth attempt bounced off the crossbar.

Springdale defeated Little Rock Catholic in last season's state championship match.