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One last shot for standout boys soccer seniors

One last shot for standout boys soccer seniors

The field was strewn with distraught players in blue, and the sights and sounds have never left River Hill All-Metro senior midfielder Mike Heitzmann. He was a freshman at the time and the Hawks season had abruptly ended with a disappointing loss in the region playoffs. As he surveyed the field, he got a valuable taste of the high school soccer experience. "I guess I didn't understand the whole thing, that when it's over, it's over as a senior, until after that game when I saw them all crying," he said. "They were big tough guys that I looked up to and after we lost, they were laying all over the field bawling their eyes out. Some said they hadn't...

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