Woodburn AFC wins U15 tournament
The Woodburn Athletic Futbol Club's U15 boys team, the Tigres (Tigers), took the championship in the Premier/Gold level Aug. 11 at the Nike Mount Hood Challenge. The Tigres opened the tournament with a 2-1 victory over PacNW on Aug. 9 and followed with a 1-0 shutout of East Bay United the next morning to earn one of the top two seeds in the playoff bracket.
The Tigres beat the Thelo Cobras 4-1 in the semifinals to earn a rematch against PacNW in the finals, where they once again scored a 2-1 victory to earn the division championship.
Back row, from left: coach Ricardo Hernandez, Erik Berdejo, Carlos Garcia, Oscar Dominguez, Omar Perez, Tony Gutierrez, Marcos Montes, Isaiah Guzman. Front row, from left: coach Javier Gutierrez, Rodolfo Bravo, Justin Chacon, Arnulfo Gaspar, Miguel Alvizo, Arturo Vera, Noe Huapeo, Bernardo Jaramillo, Edwin Ordex, Jesus Hernandez, coach Antonio Gutierrez.