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Honoring Isaac

In lieu of a Calhoun County tournament, county boys’ soccer teams will play Isaac Crook Invitational; girls will have county tournament

By East Alabama Sports Today

The new Isaac Crook Invitational will replace the boys’ Calhoun County soccer tournament this year, and the girls will have their county tournament.

The field of varsity boys’ soccer teams in the county shrank by two this season. Faith Christian does not have a boys team, and Saks did not have enough players.

As a result, not enough high schools in the county field a boys’ varsity soccer team to have a county tournament this year. The five remaining teams formed the Isaac Crook Invitational to honor the late Weaver High School player.

Crook died while working out on the Weaver track in Dec. 3, 2020. He played soccer for Weaver.

“It is evident the impact Isaac Crook left on our soccer community by the fact that coaches and players from around the county want to name the boys’ replacement county tournament after him,” said Chelsea Mize, who was Weaver’s coach when Crook died. “It is very fitting.

“He was an exceptional student-athlete who truly loved the game of soccer. I think naming the tournament after him not only keeps his memory alive, but it also helps set the standard for great soccer so other players can aspire to play as hard and love the game as much as Isaac did.”

The Isaac Crook Invitational will play out at the campus sites of higher seeded teams April 4 and April 7, with the championship match set for April 8 at Choccolocco Park. All matches are 7 p.m.

The girls’ county tournament will play out April 3-8 at at McClellan.


April 4
Weaver at Jacksonville, 7 p.m.
April 7
Oxford at White Plains, 7 p.m.
Weaver/Jacksonville at Donoho, 7 p.m.
April 8
Choccolocco Park
Championship, 7 p.m.

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