Dalton Academy Celebrates State Soccer Title in First Year of Playing the Sport

Dalton, GA-(WDEF-TV) Dalton just reached a new level of Soccer Town U.S.A.
In its inaugural season, Dalton Academy won the Class A soccer state championship.

The school had a victory pep rally on Thursday. The Pumas are made up of students who fit soccer in between work and school.

They shocked everyone — including their own coaches — in winning the state after less than a year in existence.

Said assistant coach Asher Griffith: “It has been outrageous. With the semi finals being on Friday and the state championship on Tuesday, it’s just been a whirlwind. It’s just been surreal, like an out of body experience. I mean the sacrifices that they have made to be here, in a way it doesn’t surprise me. They deserve it.”

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