The high school soccer seasons have reached sub-section play, a.k.a. the Sweet Sixteen.
Boys' games are scheduled Monday, with section play Wednesday.
Girls' matches are scheduled Tuesday and Thursday.
The final four boys' and girls' teams will advance to the state tournament, next week at Paul Dunbar.
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"Wouldn't it be nice to come back and play at home next week?" Dunbar boys' coach Todd Bretz said. "That's something that's maybe in the back of our minds, but not anything that we've really talked about."
First, the 15th ranked Bulldogs must visit South Laurel, Monday at 7 p.m.
"We're going to have to go down there and play very disciplined," Bretz said. "If we make mistakes, we'll probably not be very successful. But if we can go down there and, hopefully, play hard from the start and try to take a little bit of the home-field momentum off — that and not make many mistakes, hopefully we'll keep it close and have a good game."
Dunbar (14-9-1) has won its last six matches, the last three by shutout. South Laurel (18-4-1) has won five in a row, giving up only one goal during that stretch.
"We were .500 for most of the season but they've really worked hard and come together this last part," Bretz said. "So I'm real proud, especially of the seniors, who really pushed the team to get better."
The winner of the Dunbar-South Laurel game will meet either Danville (11-8-1) or third-ranked Henry Clay (20-2-1). Danville will visit Henry Clay, the defending state champion, at 7 p.m. Monday.
Girls will have new champ
Although Henry Clay's boys have a chance to repeat, there will be a new girls' champion.
Dixie Heights knocked off 2010 winner St. Henry 3-2 in the 9th Region finals. And top-ranked Elizabethtown fell to third-ranked Central Hardin, 2-0, in the 5th Region title match.
Tuesday's openers include No. 11 Henry Clay (13-4-3) at No. 6 Boyle County (16-2-3), and unranked Letcher County Central (21-1-1) at No. 15 West Jessamine (17-6-2).