The Southern West Virginia King's Warriors Soccer Club closed out the most recent KSI Indoor Soccer season with a convincing 6-3 win over Pikeview. The King's Warriors were the only undefeated team in the league.
KSI's playing venue is located in Shady Spring, and the league's Boys High School Division included teams from Beckley, Shady, Pikeview, and Princeton, along with the King's Warriors.
While it is a challenge for the Warriors to field outdoor teams of eleven players, indoor soccer (futsal) gives the team an opportunity to shine. Futsal is a fast paced game that is played on a basket ball court with only 5 players per team. It relies heavily on players' skills. The King's Warriors have dominated the league in the last few years. They won all six of their league games this season with scores of 11-0, 10-3, 8-4, 15-2, 5-3, and 6-3. The teams from Princeton and Pikeview proved to be exceptionally competitive; they were great teams and great competition.
This year's team included lone senior and team captain Matt Smith; juniors Caleb Okes, Andrew Smith, and David Blume; sophomore Eli Blevins; freshman Chance Blevins, and eighth grader Aaron Smith. The team greatly appreciates the support of Countryside Baptist Church in Forest Hill, WV, which provides the gymnasium as the home of the King's Warriors futsal team.
The King's Warriors now turn their attention to the outdoor spring season. They open against Craig County High School, from New Castle, VA, on March 2. Athletes interested in playing for the Warriors are invited to contact us by clicking here.