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KFJ Bu17 Premier Perfect in MRL Play, Take League Title

The U17 Boys Kentucky Fire Juniors Premier team has won the Midwest Regional League First Division East Red with a perfect record of 6-0. The boys finished the league with a goal differential of +15, scoring 19 goals in six games while only conceding four. With an opportunity to close out the league on Sunday, May 18th, the boys traveled to Cincinnati to face OGFC Premier 96. The boys faced an uphill battle after going down 2-0 in the 6th minute. The boys took the halftime adjustments and had a coming together moment to overcome the deficit by scoring 5 goals in the 2nd half to win the game 5-2 and clinch the league title. With the league title accomplished the KFJ Bu17 Premier team won promotion into the premier division for 2015. Coach Charlie Campbell stated, "I'm extremely pleased with the boys ability to overcome adversity and find a way to win. In the beginning of the season we set two goals as a team:  (1) winning the Midwest Regional League and (2) winning State Cup. Having accomplished the first goal we look forward to the journey of accomplishing the second goal."