MRH over Eagles in districts

Maplewood Richmond Heights soccer overwhelmed Brentwood in the first half of the Class 1 District 2 final on Thursday, going on to beat the Eagles 6-0.

Blue Devils junior Jose Verdia, senior Joseph Barron and junior Issac Pearson each scored one, and sophomore Zach Barton pulled a hat trick — all in the first 40 minutes.

The win gave MRH its first district championship in 30 years, and capped off two 20-win seasons in a row. MRH now stands at 20-5. Brentwood finished at 4-16.

MRH goes on to the state finals bracket, playing October 29 at 6 p.m. The location is has not been determined. The state semifinals will take place on November 4, championship on Nov. 5. Semis and finals are at World Wide Technology Soccer Park in Fenton.

Brentwood football (7-1) begins its district bracket on Friday, Oct. 21 against Principia (1-7) at 7 p.m. Location is to be determined.

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Issac Pearson winds up for a goal in the final minutes of the first half.


Brentwood keeper Jordan McGehee keeps one out of the net.


Brentwood’s Hunter Brown-Scott battles MRH’s Joey Kleba in front of the Eagles goal.



Eagles fans Maddie Dorenbusch, Caroline Snare and Isabelle Zoellner stay warm.

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