U12 Storm outscores opponents 95-5 on the season

The 2021 Taylor County U12 Storm listed in no particular order: Bryton Andrews, Jaymison Bass, Noah Blue, Carsyn Dodd,, Owen Everett, Jesse Gallagher, Erik Gunter, Tyson Lowry, Colin McCarthy, Sawyer Stallings, Dylan Stead, Jayden Steadman and Braydon Taylor.

TAYLOR COUNTY— The U12 boys Taylor County Storm soccer team concluded their season with some impressive stats in tow. 

Throughout the regular season, the Storm took on teams from Harrison, Preston, Barbour and Monongalia Counties, facing some stiff competition.

However, the Taylor County team was able to hold their own and walk away victorious, ending the regular season with a perfect 12-0 record. 

Even more impressive, throughout the season, the Storm, with a strong defense and sensational regular goalkeeper Braydon Taylor defending the net for the Taylor County team, they only allowed their opponents to score three goals.

Coach Ryan Stallings noted that while Taylor was in the goal for the Storm, he didn’t allow a single goal during any of the regular season contests. 

And not only did the team dominate defensively, but they also displayed remarkable offensive ability, collectively racking up 90 goals on the regular season. 

Stallings shared that the team also played in a “Kick or Treat” Tournament in held in Summersville. 

The tournament was a fun one-day event hosted by Nicholas County Youth Soccer where the teams donned Halloween themed attire. 

The Storm elected to wear camouflage jerseys for the event, as they were “Hunting for Goals.”

The Storm finished the tournament in a respectable second place with a 3-1 record, with a 5-2 goal differential.

After post season play, the team wrapped up the season scoring 95 goals in total, and only allowing five to be scored and had an overall record of 15-1. 

Team members include Bryton Andrews, Jaymison Bass, Noah Blue, Carsyn Dodd, Owen Everett, Jesse Gallagher, Erik Gunter, Tyson Lowry, Colin McCarthy, Sawyer Stallings, Dylan Stead, Jayden Steadman and Braydon Taylor.

The U12 Storm is coached by Stallings, Bryant McCarthy and Kevin Stead.

“They wanted to reach 100 goals but fell just short. We are proud of this team and the bonding they have formed over the past several years,” shared Stead.

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