The Canyonville Christian Academy Pilots had one of the best soccer seasons since CCA formed it’s first team 5 years ago here. The team has grown progressivly each year, learning to play together and communicate well on the field. Coach Eric Payne says, “I am so proud of how well this team has come together over the season to play so unified and determined. It’s been an honor to coach them.”
On November 5th, round 1 of the road to State found the Pilots coming up against Umatilla with the Pilots beating them on our home field 3 to 2. The entire student body was there to cheer on our boys as they then moved on further than any CCA team has been.
The Oregon State Athletics Association (www.osaa.org) quarter final match was held 3.5 hours north of Canyonville in the city of Portland, Oregon against Portland Adventist Academy. Early in the match, the Pilots scored the first goal, with the half time score at Pilots 1, PAA 0. But sadly it was in the second half of the match that PAA was able to score 3 goals with a final score of 3-1 thus ending the Pilots road to the State championship. But in spite of this, everyone at Canyonville Christian Academy couldn’t be more proud of how far our Pilots made it this season. Next year could get us even closer!