It was not until the summer club program, which was introduced in 1987, started concentrating on skill development, did the school program begin to achieve success. In previous years Souris High coaches had to in some cases, take the athletes and teach the basics of the game. The natural athleticism soon adapted to the game and close to the end of each season, the young players would bring the teams close. In 1988 Senior "AA" Girls soccer was introduced and the Dave MacDonald coached squad brought home a Bronze Medal, defeating Westisle. The Midget Boys team lost a heartbreaker of a match in a gale of wind to Queen Charlotte, or they too would have contended for a medal.
The fall of 1989 argueably would have to be deemed as the most successful fall in the School's history. The "AA" boys finished in the top 6 and just barely missed out playing for a medal. The "AA" Girls, Midget Boys and Midget Girls all lost close matches in the final and won Silver Medals.
The fall of 1990 saw yet another advance. The "AA" boys team won their first Mud Bowl, the Town Soccer Championship. In one of the best matches played in the series, the skill level of scholastic soccer was a treat to watch.
Support for high school soccer came from many directions. Here Dundalk, Ireland native Adrian Harrison gave Souris High keeper Rick Cheverie some tips (photo by Waldron Leard)
The medals continued to come to Souris. In 1990, the "AA" Girls took Bronze.
Michelle Pilon making a splash versus Colonel Grey on a soggy Souris High pitch in the fall of 1990 (photo by Waldron Leard)
A Gold Medal for the Souris Regional High Midget Girls - 1990 (photo by Waldron Leard)
#15 - Bradley MacAulay, #18 J. J. Chaisson and #6 Mitchell Chaisson in action against Three Oaks Senior High.
J. J. Chaisson is a member of the popular Celtic group Celtic Tide (photo by Leanne Garland).
Jeff C. MacDonald with Bradley MacAulay in action vs. the Three Oaks Axemen (photo by Leanne Garland)
The Mud Bowl
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