Guy Dossi : The Union Democrat

1087 Words Oct 26th, 2016 5 Pages
Guy Dossi
The Union Democrat

“Sonora head coach Matt Personius began his coaching day wearing a green polo shirt tucked into his nicely ironed cream colored slacks. Classic Ray Ban sunglasses rested on his face and his hair was neatly styled.

As Iggy Azalea would say, Personius was looking fancy.

But at the end of the day, the dapper looking coach turned into a drenched mess.

The Wildcats knocked off the Oakdale Mustangs 13-6 to capture the Valley Oak League championship Tuesday afternoon at Sonora Sport and Fitness Center. And during the postgame celebration, Personius was pushed into the water where he was joined by the rest of his team.

“Honestly, I’d like to get pushed in the pool every year,” a smiling Personius said while trying to dry himself off. “It hasn’t been enough times as far as I’m concerned. I’m very happy for the kids. They’ve been working hard all year and they truly deserved this.”

And as far as one of the culprits who pushed who pushed his unsuspecting coach into the water, there was no remorse.

“The way that we’ve been working this season, he should have seen it coming,” said senior goalkeeper Robbie Van Noord.

Clinching the VOL title came on senior night. So to win in front of the hometown fans, as well as the vocal Oakdale supporters who made the trip, was icing on the cake.

“This feels amazing,” Van Noord said. “It’s been four years in the making to get this far and I’m really happy with how our whole team contributed to getting…
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