Thursday, February 19, 2015

River City Shoot-Out Expands to Include Boys

West Morgan Lady Rebels and East Limestone Lady Indians will co-host annual soccer tournament at Jack Allen Recreation Complex March 6-7.

The first weekend in March, 20 area high school varsity teams will make their way to the Jack Allen Recreation Complex for the annual River City Shoot-Out, a two-day soccer tournament sactioned by the Alabama High School Athletic Association. Co-hosted by the West Morgan Lady Rebels and the East Limestone Lady Indians, the competitive high school varsity soccer tournament made its debut in 2013 with eight area high school girls’ teams competing. This year’s competition, set for March 6-7, 2015, has been expanded to include varsity boys’ teams.

Sanctioned by the Alabama High School Athletic Association, the River City Shoot-out will use a round robin play with each division crowning a champion for the girls and the boys will play bracket play with each team playing three matches. Registration is closed and teams to compete in the girls division include Fort Payne, Grissom, Guntersville, and Lee in the Platinum Pool; East Limestone, Gardendale, Madison County and West Morgan in the Gold Pool; and Buckhorn, Florence, Madison Academy, and Westminster in the Silver Division. The boys division includes Buckhorn, James Clemens, Madison Academy, Mars Hill, Athens Bible, East Limestone, Lee, and Madison County.

Matches will be played on Friday, March 6 at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 7. 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.

For more information on the River City Shoot-out including a tentative schedule, contact Event Organizer Brandon Rice at 256.476.0564 or

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

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