Sault High Soccer Hosts Annual Cancer Awareness Game

The Sault High Boys Soccer Annual Cancer Awareness game hit a little closer to home this year, with the team choosing to honor Sault High Alum and soccer player MacKenzie (Kalchik) Paul, who is currently battling leukemia. The team hosted Escanaba, and despite a huge effort put in at practice all week, the team came up short, losing 4-0. 

Junior Nick Wood reflected on the game. “We did a lot of things right, but we did a lot of things wrong. We were looking forward to this game all week, knowing it was a fun game for our team and our community, and it had the added bonus of raising money for MacKenzie. 

We spent all week practicing our passing and making plays, but we didn’t put that practice to good use on Saturday. We need to work on getting more offense inside the 18 yard box. We need to crash the net better when we do get a shot off. They were a fast team and made good passes, we need to be ready to shut that down when we meet them on their field in Escanaba.”

The Blue Devils wore pink shirts, socks and laces to commemorate the event. Players, coaches and referees all had an opportunity to honor people in their lives who have battled cancer. Signs with their loved ones names were hung near the field. Though the score was not in the Blue Devils favor, clearly it was a successful event. “I do want to thank the community for coming out and supporting us in this game and helping us honor Kenzie. I wish the game would have gone our way.”

The Blue Devils are on the road Wednesday to take on Bay de Noc. 

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