Chelsea soccer faced Jackson Northwest in the playoffs.
Chelsea soccer faced Saline.
Sometimes a sports photo can look very painful:
Don’t worry: he continued playing with no apparent problems.
Chelsea faced Dexter in soccer. Dexter won. As a Chelsea partisan I do not enjoy typing that phrase, but sometimes I have to do so because it’s the truth.
…Except in football, where Dexter hasn’t defeated Chelsea since 1995, back when I was mumbleteen years old. Okay, now I feel better. Here are the photos.
Dexter soccer faced Livonia Ladywood.
Dexter was down 1-0 with only a few minutes to play…
…which caused anxiety among the Dexter players. But with a minute to play…
Ladywood scored a second goal to effectively seal its win.
Unless I happen to be covering the state champions, the end of each sports season becomes the Sad Pictures of Sad Athletes Season. Dexter’s loss gave me more sad pictures.
Dexter soccer faced Trenton.
If the Dexter hugging and lack of Trenton hugging didn’t already clue you in to the outcome: Dexter ended Trenton’s season.
Chelsea faced Dexter in the playoffs.
People make great faces when things are hitting them in the head.
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Chelsea soccer faced Lincoln.
It was one of those odd days when the field could be bathed in sunlight yet covered by ominous clouds. Even better: when it looked like this, it was also raining.
After the game, my editor and I set up a photo for an upcoming feature article on one of the Chelsea athletes. This was the result:
Chelsea soccer played hockey with Saline. Uh…wait. Chelsea soccer faced Saline. In soccer, I mean. It just happened to be a very physical soccer game.
Chelsea soccer faced the Kicking Mules of Bedford High School. Yes, it makes perfect sense for Kicking Mules to play soccer. (They’re the Going For It Mules in football, remember?)
Several days after the frigid opener against Dexter, Chelsea soccer faced Pinckney.