The 2021 soccer season was one of the most notable years in the history of Oconee County High School soccer.
Both of the school’s varsity teams won Region 8-AAA titles. They both also reached deep into the playoffs, finishing in the Final Four round.
When the season drew to a close, numerous Warriors received spots on the all-region teams, demonstrating the teams’ dominance among the region schedule this year.
Five of the Lady Warriors earned selections to the Region 8-AAA all-region first team.
Kat Elliott, who enjoyed a breakout season as a sophomore, was among those on the first team list. Elliott was joined by junior Holly Moore as well as seniors Kaylie Hayes, Emily Davis and Audrey Moon, who finished off their careers in stylish fashion.
Senior Kaitlyn Jackson and freshman Kylie Wilson were named to the second-team all-region group.
Perrin Pennington, a sophomore, was named to the honorable mentions list.
The Oconee County boys also produced five first team all-region members.
Juniors Piers Ringdahl, Danny Castro and Luca Peroni earned spots on the first team. Ben Munneke and Carson Greene, who were both seniors last season, finished their time with the Warriors as first team all-region players.
On the all-region second team, sophomore Charlie Burke and freshman J.P. Drew represented Oconee County.
Senior Hawkes Corbett was designated as an honorable mention.
During the 2021 season, Oconee County’s girls went 15-3 overall. Their only losses in the regular season were against Loganville High School and North Oconee High School.
The Lady Warriors went 5-0 in Region 8-AAA, earning the region crown.
In the playoffs, Oconee County’s girls beat Redan (13-0), White County (3-2) and Jackson High School (4-0).
They drew Westminster in the Final Four round and fell 8-0 to end the season. Westminster eventually won the Class AAA state title.
The Oconee County boys team followed a similar path.
Its final overall record was 14-4-2. After going 1-3-1 in their first five games, the Warriors caught fire en route to a dominant season and 5-0 mark in the region to win the region championship.
Oconee beat Cedar Grove (10-0), North Murray (3-1) and Pike County (0-0 in regulation, 5-4 in penalty kicks) during its playoff run.
Just like the girls team, the Warriors hosted Westminster in the Final Four. They fell 3-0, concluding a wildly successful season of Oconee County soccer.