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Middle schoolers battle it out in district’s soccer tournament

May 30, 2022 05:13PM ● By Ryanne Riet

By Ryanne Riet | [email protected]

Each year, the Canyons School District hosts a middle school soccer tournament for grades sixth, seventh and eighth.

“This is a great opportunity for our kids to get out with their friends and come together for something fun and active,” said a Butler Middle School parent. “My kids are so worried about video games, this is a nice change to be out here in the sun watching them run around actually participating in something active.”

This year’s sixth graders started off strong with its first round. Eastmont and Draper Park started off the tournament with Draper Park advancing to the next round. Meanwhile, Albion and Union took to the field to battle head to head, with Albion coming out the victor.

Butler and Indian Hills finished up round one to see who would join Draper Park and Albion in round two of the tournament. Butler advanced.

Mount Jordan, who had a bye in the first round took on Butler in round two to see who would advance to the final. Butler proved to be victorious on the field.

In the second round game between Draper Park and Albion, Draper Park went on to the final.

The 2022 sixth-grade middle school champion is Butler Middle School.

In the seventh-grade portion of the tournament the first round saw Eastmont versus Draper Park, Albion versus Union, Mount Jordan versus Midvale, and Butler with a bye.

The second round of the tournament saw Eastmont, Union, Butler, and Mount Jordan hash it out on the field to see which two teams would move to the final.

Butler and Union took to the field in the final round, with Union winning the seventh-grade title as middle school champion.

Finally, Eastmont and Butler set off the first round of the eighth-grade section of the tournament. Albion, Midvale, and Union had a bye and advanced to the second round with Eastmont.

Eastmont versus Albion made for an intense start to the second round. Midvale took on Union with Union moving on to face Eastmont in the final.

Union Middle School once again emerged as the champions.

“To see the excitement and joy on my daughter’s face when she was out there was what we came here for,” said an Eastmont parent. “She may not have won the final game, but I know that she will remember playing in this forever.”