Taylor Thunder are soccer champions

The Taylor Thunder finished in first place in the Boys Under-13 Michigan Division of the Great Lakes Soccer League. The travel team, whose home field is Heritage Park, went 8-2, scoring 43 goals and allowing only 24. In the front row of the photo are Brandon Purdy (left), Nick McNamee, Atmir Bujaki, Wesley Craddock and Raymond Brown. In the back row are Matthew Glasson (left), Mark Ditzhazy, Michael Chapman, Aaron Sherrill, Coach John Brown and Mitchell Girao. Also on the team were players Gabe Dahl, Tyler Gillespey, Mario Parody, Josh Scarbrough, Mark Scarbrough, Brian Smith and Josh Somers and Coach Brian Gillespey. The Thunder begin practice for the upcoming season on August 17.