Kansas City, Oct. 30, 2017: Two Kansas City Public Schools high schools have reached elite soccer status in the state.
The East High School Bears will begin their march for a Class 3 Missouri state soccer championship at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31 at Bryan Field in Kansas City, Mo. East will play Smithville in the first round of the state tournament. East will look to improve upon last year’s success after advancing to the state quarterfinals in 2016.
For the first time in their school’s history, the Lincoln College Preparatory Academy Tigers will head to the state soccer semi-finals for a chance to bring a home a Class 2 Missouri state title. Lincoln will face Bayless at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3 in St. Louis. Lincoln defeated St. Pius 2-1 in a thrilling double overtime match on Oct. 28 to advance.
This is the first time that KCPS has had two teams win district soccer championships in two separate classes.
Visit https://www.mshsaa.org/ for more details on the state tournament.