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Howland High School's boys soccer team wins state championship
Howland High School's boys soccer team wins state championship
Howland Local Schools
Monday, November 16, 2020

Howland completed an undefeated State Championship season with a 5-0 victory over Tippecanoe in the Division II Boy’s Soccer Final at MAPFRE Stadium.

The title is the first in Tigers program history, ending the #3 Red Devils amazing 47-match winning streak to avenge their only loss of the 2019 season in the State Finals. They would cap-off a 22-0-1 season with 20 total shots to Tipp City’s 9, while keeper Lucas Brill made a pair of saves to keep a clean sheet for #2 Howland.

Gabe Lisi gave the Tigers a 1-0 edge just before the half on a setup from Gabriel Altawil which seemed to fuel Howland into the break with a lead. Kylan Mowatt-Larssen then found the back of the net at the 43:37 mark before back to back Jordan Sperling goals pushed the Tigers lead to 4-0 with under 20 minutes to play. A Tristen Rose score in short time put the icing on the cake for Howland, knocking off Tippecanoe (23-1-0) to claim the D2 crown.

The Tigers set school records for most goals in a season with 136, and goals allowed at just six.

Over the last two seasons, Howland boasts a combined 43-1-2 record with a pair of state finals appearances.

Photographs courtesy of the Tribune Chronicle.