October 27, 2012
Columbus North Tops Warsaw 1-0 for First Soccer Title
Columbus North, the 2011 runner-up, scored an early goal and played solid defense to claim the Class 2A boys soccer state title at IUPUI’s Michael A. Carroll Track & Soccer Stadium. The win gave the Bull Dogs their first ever soccer state championship.
The only goal in what was a fast-paced match came in the ninth minute of the match from Columbus North Senior Brad Shaw. Shaw, the Bull Dogs’ leading goal scorer, was assisted by junior midfielder Keaton Voegerl on the play.
Both sides had opportunities to score but the game was clearly dominated by defense. Columbus North senior Chase Francouer recorded his sixth shutout of the season as the Bull Dogs allowed only 5 shots on goal. The Tigers were led by senior forward Diego Lopez who recorded 4 shots and 2 shots on goal.
Columbus North finished its championship season with a record of 17-1-4 under Coach Andy Glover while Warsaw, playing in their first state title match, finished 13-9-2 under the direction of Coach Scott Bauer.
Reid Wilson of Columbus North Wins C. Eugene Cato Mental Attitude Award
Reid Wilson of Columbus North High School was named winner of the 2012 Mental Attitude Award for Boys Class 2A Soccer by members of the IHSAA Executive Committee.
The Bull Dogs’ captain was playing in his second straight state finals, after helping lead Columbus North to a runner-up finish in 2011. Reid is the student body vice-president and is active in show choir, Big Brother/Big Sister, and United Way. He is a member of the honor roll and was named to the Academic All-State team.
Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, the IHSAA’s corporate partner, presented a scholarship check for $1,000 to Columbus North High School in the name of Reid Wilson. Since 1989, more than $785,000 in college scholarships have been presented by Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance to deserving high school students in Indiana.