Warriors Look to Win PIL


Junior, Saul Sosa looks for a pass.

By Jaden Rapaport, Sports Writer/Photogapher

The Cleveland Warriors have taken the season by storm. As the third ranked team in the state, They have charged to a record of 11-0-2 by scoring 66 goals and only conceding 8 in all competitions. At +58, their goal differential is the highest in the state and over double Reynolds’ who has the next best difference at +26.

This record setting season has featured many highlights, including a 9-0 win to open the season against Milwaukee, a 13-0 win over Benson and an emphatic 4-0 win over fourth-ranked Grant. Junior striker, Saul Sosa leads the way for the Warriors with 14 goals, followed by junior Elliot Perron (10) and junior Mohommad Mohammad (9) while Captain, Jett Starr leads in assists. “It’s kind of a hunger [we have],” said Starr. “In past years, we’ll go up two goals and try to hold that as long as we can. This year, you can feel it. People are itching to try to score more.”

As the business end of the season approaches, the Warriors look to lock up the PIL title as they gain momentum what is hopefully a deep playoff run. With a game to play, Cleveland sit at the top of PIL with a 5-0-1 record. Franklin and Lincoln are all level in second with records of 4-0-2. As the final round of fixtures rolls around on Thursday, The SE Cup match between Cleveland and Franklin is set to be the PIL decider. The Warriors will be crowned league champions if they can beat the quakers. Additionally, a Warrior draw coupled with a Lincoln loss or draw in their game would also be sufficient for the title.