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SHS soccer star signs to play with Huntingdon College


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Tuesday, Jan. 30, was an exciting day for Sylacauga High School senior Bennett Wilkinson, who has signed a scholarship to attend Huntingdon College next year and play soccer for the Hawks.

Since 1998, the Sylacauga Aggie Soccer program has been a driving force in promoting student character through the development of academic as well as physical talents. The boys varsity team has reached the playoffs in 14 of the past 17 seasons. They have numerous regional championships and reached the Final Four in 2015 and 2017. Boys Soccer is led by Head Coach Billy Faircloth and Assistant Coach Joey Fleaman.

Head Men’s Soccer Coach Matt Cooper led Huntingdon to its first appearance in the USA South Athletic Conference Tournament last year and produced 10 Academic All-Conference selections.

Soccer fans may cheer on Wilkinson and fellow Aggies as they begin their season on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2018 at Lincoln High School when they face the Golden Bears.  Their first home match is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 against the Talladega Tigers.  Girls play at 5:30 p.m. followed by the boys team at 7:30 p.m. For a complete 2018 SHS Soccer Schedule, click here. 

Bennett Wilkinson is the son of Donalyn and Chad Wilkinson.  He is pictured in the featured image with Coach Billy Faircloth, friends, and his supportive family for this momentous occasion.

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