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The stage was set for a memorable evening for the Camp Verde High School boy’s soccer team on Thursday, Oct 19.

It was the opportunity to beat rival and No. 1 Chino Valley High School at home, on senior night, with the Central Region title on the line, the first time that the senior sextuplet would have defeated the Cougars.

But a seven-goal second half by the reigning Conference 2A champions spoiled the occasion, defeating the No. 3 Cowboys [11-2, 6-1] 7-1.

For the second time in two weeks, the Camp Verde High School girls soccer team hosted the No. 1 team in Conference 2A at that moment.

This time it was on senior night, Thursday, Oct. 12, against Northland Preparatory Academy in another Central Region contest. The Cowboys fell 3-1.

Camp Verde High School’s boys soccer team proved it could adjust and pull off a comeback when it won 4-3 in overtime at Phoenix Country Day School on Saturday, Oct. 14.

The Cowboys [10-1, 5-0] maintained their unblemished record in Central Region play behind a second-half hat trick from senior striker Nathan Schultz and the overtime game-winner from senior midfielder Brandon Cruz.

Camp Verde High School’s football team was unable to keep up with visiting Parker High School’s offense and athleticism in a 40-14 loss on Friday, Oct. 13.

The Broncs opened a 24-6 advantage at halftime through its complicated offense, which Cowboys head coach Jerry Rhoades said presented problems to his defense.

Camp Verde High School’s boys soccer team played against two weaker opponents from Conference 2A last week, but maintained its focus on improving.

The Cowboys [8-1, 3-0] have had trouble finishing their opportunities against tougher opponents. They used their latest two victories, which were both in the Central Region, to work on it.

For 65 and a half minutes the Camp Verde High School girls soccer team held defending Conference 2A champion Chino Valley High School scoreless.

The Cowboys [3-3, 1-2] had at least a tie at their fingertips after going up 1-0 but conceded a goal off of a quick turnover nearly 20 minutes later.

Finally the defense that was holding on by a fingernail broke with one minute left, and the hosts fell 2-1 at home on Tuesday, Oct. 3.

Click here to read the latest Athlete Q&A, this week with Camp Verde High School boys soccer senior Joseph Jones.

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