FISHERS – After a 41-year wait, Argos claimed the high school boys soccer state championship, this time by defeating Indianapolis Lutheran, 2-1, at Fishers High School Friday night.
“I don’t know if it’s sunk in yet, but it feels really good,” said Argos head coach Todd VanDerWeele. “They deserve it. It’s been a heck of a run.”
The win is the Dragons’ fourth state title all-time, the last one coming in the fall of 1978 when all schools played in one class. The victory is the team’s 10th straight to end the season and comes with the state champion hardware.
Argos’ Caleb Ellis won the Mental Attitude Award. He is the first Argos student/athlete to win the award.
“He has the best attitude,” VanDerWeele said of the senior midfielder. “He comes to practice, never complains about anything. Everything is for the team. There is not a kid more deserving. He takes his studies seriously. He’s involved with extracurriculars. He’s a great kid. I’m proud of him and he deserves this.”
ARGOS 2, LUTHERAN 1
At Fishers (Class A state championship)
A – Chino Roque 21st min.
L – Trey Lawrence (Fred Hamer) 26th min.
A – Roque (Pablo Mata) 58th min.
Shots: Argos 21, Lutheran 3
Saves: Argos 1 (Colton Markley), Lutheran 7 (Micah Mattes)
Fouls: Argos 4, Lutheran 9
Corner kicks: Argos 8, Lutheran 1
Yellow cards: Argos none, Lutheran none
Record: Argos 18-4 (final), Lutheran 15-7 (final)