Fargo Davies wins NDHSAA Boys Soccer State Championship via penalty kicks
October 9, 2021 4:30 pm
By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist
JAMESTOWN, N.D. – Fargo Davies was playing in its fourth NDHSAA boys soccer state championship match in five seasons on Saturday hoping for a better outcome than its previous three appearances in the final.
It took a grueling effort – scoreless 80 minutes of regulation play, two scoreless golden goal overtime periods and a total of 10 made penalty kicks in a shootout – but a better outcome was indeed achieved.
Fargo Davies defeated 25th Street rival Fargo Shanley 1-0 via penalty kicks in the state championship match of the 2021 NDHSAA Boys Soccer State Tournament played at Rotary Field on the campus of Jamestown High School. The Eagles edged the Deacons 10-9 in the thrilling round of penalty kicks.
Senior forward Sam Saye scored the deciding penalty kick goal for the Eagles. Davies finishes the season undefeated with a 16-0-2 record.
Shanley (7-8-4) was the East Region’s No. 4 seed entering the tournament, but back-to-back 1-0 upset wins over Minot and Grand Forks Red River sent the Deacons into their first title match since the 2016 season.
Earlier on Saturday, Bismarck Century edged Bismarck High 3-2 via a 5-3 round of penalty kicks in the fifth-place match. West Fargo Sheyenne defeated Grand Forks Red River 1-0 in the third-place match.