Participants and coaches pose for a group photo following the Imlay City Alumni Soccer Game last Saturday.

IMLAY CITY — The Alumni team edged the current high school squad, 3-2, in the First Annual Imlay City Boys’ Soccer Alumni Game last Saturday afternoon.

“The game was very close and both teams played really well,” Imlay City Boys’ Coach Luis Hernandez commented. “It was a joy to see some of the old faces playing the new generation and see how much support they offer the student athletes,” he noted.

In Saturday’s battle, neither side would score during the opening 40 minutes of play.

The Alumni then outscored the current high school players 3-2 from that point on, pulling out a narrow victory.

Rodrigo Sanchez, Omar Cardenas and Braulio Torres scored for the victorious Alumni team

Sylvester Galeana, Jager Land, Rigoberto Galeana, Alfredo Barragan, Eduardo Franco, Sebastian Franco, Theo Collison, Edgar Barragan, Adrian Hernandez, Victor Galindo, Felipe Lopez, James Roulo, Tim Roulo, Steffan Barrida, Jonathan Torres, Jayden Collison, Chad Steele, Eric Schwalbe and Martin Alvarez joined them on the winning team.

Giovanny Torres and Josh Hayes accounted for the goals for the high school squad.

Quintin Ramirez, Edwin Galindo, Luis Barragan, Griffin Wagester, Angel Barragan, John Knezevich, Christopher Galeana, Jose Salcedo, Juan Zepeda, Sergio Galeana, Jorge Salcedo, Diego DeLuca, Kyle Torres, Sebastian Salcedo and Brendan Kanai also appeared on their roster.

Kevin Kissane

Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.