Tuesday, February 25, 2014

West Morgan Lady Rebels to Host Soccer Tournament at Jack Allen Recreation Complex March 7-8

The River City Shoot-Out returns to the Jack Allen Recreation Complex in Decatur March 7-8, 2014. Hosted by the West Morgan Lady Rebels, the competitive high school varsity girls soccer tournament made its debut in 2013 with eight area high school teams competing.

Sanctioned by the Alabama High School Athletic Association, the River City Shoot-out will use a pool play format. After the success of the inaugural tournament in 2013, eight teams are registered to compete in this year’s tournament. Registration is closed and teams to compete include defending champion Sparkman High, Grissom High, Lee High, Madison County High, Arab High, East Limestone High, Florence High, and Mars Hill High. Tournament hours are 4 to 9 p.m. on March 7th and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 8th. Admission is $10 per day per person or $15 per person for a weekend pass.

The idea for the tournament began with conversations between West Morgan High School girls soccer coach Brandon Rice and Jack Allen Recreation Complex Manager David Wisdom. Eight high school girls soccer teams participated in the first tournament held in 2013. Sparkman High School defeated Fort Payne High 3 to 0 in the championship game.

For more information on the River City Shoot-out, contact Event Organizer Brandon Rice at 256.476.0564 or FBRice@morgank12.org

The Jack Allen Recreation Complex contains 10 international size lighted fields with laser-graded certified sports turf and a computerized irrigation system. With the additional fields located in Point Mallard Park, the city of Decatur has quickly become known nationally as a top rated soccer tournament venue. For more information on the Jack Allen Recreation Complex, visit www.decatursports.com

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