Webster, Lakeside set for Saturday’s soccer jamboree

By Josh Beavers

Did you know that Webster Junior High has a competitive soccer program on the rise? Also, did you know that the Wolves compete in the North Louisiana Middle School Soccer League where they go up against 13 other schools including Calvary, Benton and North DeSoto?

In short, soccer (the world’s most popular sport) has finally arrived in Webster Parish and Webster is leading the charge. They are taking that lead to a new level here at home as they plan to host the first Fall Soccer Jam on Saturday at the Minden Rec Center.

Teams from Ruston, Haughton, and the newly created Lakeside Jr. High squad will join the Wolves for an all-day preseason event. All teams will play in a round robin format, and both boys and girls teams will participate.

Games begin at 9 a.m. and will run until around noon. The cost of admission is $5. Those five and under get in free. All proceeds go to charitable organizations sponsored by the Webster Wolves Soccer Club.

“We put this event together to gauge the progress of all our programs but also to give our players some fun and motivation to continue with the preseason workouts,” Webster head coach Wes Barnett told The Journal. “Our season doesn’t begin until February, so this event creates a collaborative atmosphere on a day built around fun and playing the game.”

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