The Oconee County High School boys soccer team turned in another exceptional season during the 2022 campaign.

This year’s Warriors squad finished among the best in the state and won a lot of matches along the way.

With such a successful effort, the team was destined to be duly recognized on this year’s all-region team. That proved true at the end of the season when the Region 8-AAA all-region teams were announced.

One of Oconee County’s top players received the biggest honor of the year.

Piers Ringdahl, who competed as a senior this season, was named the Region 8-AAA most outstanding player.

Ringdahl also received a spot on this year’s all-region first team list.

Additionally, Ashton Davis-Ayres and Luke Davis received all-region first team nominations.

A handful of Warriors were named to the all-region second team, too.

Charlie Burke, Luca Peroni, Danny Castro and Lyle Burns received spots on the all-region second team list.

Those players were recognized for their success during a memorable season of Warriors soccer.

Oconee County finished the season with a 12-4-4 overall record. That included a 4-1 mark in Region 8-AAA, which netted the Warriors another region title.

It was clear from the start that Oconee County would be a tough contender in 2022.

The Warriors opened the season with a 1-1 tie against Habersham Central High School.

From there, they won four consecutive matches, taking down Morgan County High School, Walnut Grove High School, Eastside High School and North Hall High School.

The winning streak ended with back-to-back ties against Loganville High School and North Oconee High School.

On March 1, Oconee County beat Hart County High School to open region play with a 1-0 record.

After suffering its first loss of the season against Druid Hills High School on March 4, the team won its next three matches – all against region opponents.

The Warriors hit a brief skid beginning with a loss to Clarke Central High School and continuing with a tie against Jefferson High School then a loss to East Jackson, which was the only Region 8-AAA team to beat Oconee County.

But the Warriors snapped out of the funk once the Class AAA state playoffs began.

Because it was a region champion, Oconee County owned a 1-seed for the state tournament, giving it home field advantage through the early rounds. A series of coin flips all went in the Warriors’ favor, too, ensuring them home games until the state championship bout.

The Warriors upended Murray County High School, Mary Persons High School, East Forsyth High School and Westminster throughout the playoffs.

Those wins propelled Oconee County into the Class AAA state title match.

The Warriors dropped a 3-1 decision in rainy conditions against Greater Atlanta Christian.

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