Sussex County Council salutes Indian River’s state soccer champs

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Indian River High School’s boys’ soccer team was recognized at the Jan. 5 Sussex County Council meeting for its 2015 state championship achievement.

GEORGETOWN – The Indian River High School’s boys’ soccer team ended its season Nov. 21 with a championship exclamation point. The victorious Indians arrived back in town with a police/fire engine escort.

Tuesday morning, the reigning Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association Division II champions were VIP guests at the Sussex County Council meeting.

An official proclamation signed by County Councilman Rob Arlett, R-Frankford, saluted the Indian River squad, which blanked Caravel Academy 1-0 in the title game.

The championship game capped the Indians’ 10-game win streak, finalizing a 15-5 season. It was Indian River’s second state title in boys’ soccer in three years – and second in the school’s 28-year history.

County Administrator Todd Lawson delivered the proclamation which noted Indian River played squads from across Sussex County, throughout state of Delaware and the Mid-Atlantic … “displaying cooperation, consistency and character above all else.”

“The Indian River High School boys soccer team’s accomplishment is a source of tremendous pride for the Indian River School District, the community and all of Sussex County,” said Mr. Lawson. “The Sussex County Council commends the Indian River High School boys’ soccer team upon winning the 2015 DIAA Division II title …”

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