A flawless record. The top ranking in the nation. A state championship.
“Special” may not adequately describe what Lambert’s boys soccer team has achieved.
The Longhorns scripted the happiest of all endings to their storybook season and left no suspense in the final act Friday night, annihilating No. 4-ranked Greenbrier 5-0 at The Horn to win the Class AAAA state championship.
Bakawsu Kinteh was nearly unstoppable in the final match of his high school career, scoring all but one of Lambert’s goals and finishing with a whopping 44 for the season.
“This is like a dream,” Kinteh said afterward, draped in a flag from his native country of Gambia.
“I just want to share this moment with the team, they’re just like a family to me. I’m really happy to be at Lambert and be part of this.”
Nobody was more proud ofKinteh and his teammatesthan their head coach, Chris Wilson.
“The guys went above and beyond what I expected,” he said. “This team allowed themselves to be coached. As soon as they came back for the start of the season, I told them that this wasn’t going to be a rebuilding year.
“They accepted the challenge and came focused. Lambert is their life.”
That approach is embraced by the student body of the third-year school in south Forsyth.
“We expect to win at Lambert,” said freshman Houston Earnest. “It doesn’t matter what sport we play, everyone expects to win.”
Staff Writer John McWilliams contributed to this report.
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