Saturady 11/2, The Herscher boys soccer team lost to Waterloo (Gibault Catholic) 2-1 in the IHSA Class 1A championship game at the Corn Crib in Normal, IL. Herscher's Colton Walter scored midway thru the first half to give Herscher a 1-0 lead, but about 4 minutes later, Wes Degener scored a game-tying goal. Finally at the 47:56 mark of the 2nd half, Waterloo's Andrew Reinholz scored what proved to be the state-clincher. Herscher ended their season at 23-5-1.
The day before, Herscher beat Genoa-Kingston 4-1 Genoa-Kingston in a Class 1A semifinal match. After trailing 1-0 early on, Mitchell Schwarzkopf and Brody Ryan both scored 2 goals in the Herscher win at the Corn Crib.
Chicago (FW Parker) beat Genoa-Kingston 6-0 in the 1A third-place game Saturday. The Class 2A and 3A boys soccer finals will be held Nov. 8 and 9, at Hoffman Estates High School.