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Friday, August 18, 2017

#8 Caps Defeat Apex 2-0 for 6 Point First Week

In a game that was tied at halftime, the Caps (2-0, 0-0) used tough defense, strong goalkeeping and timely goal in the second half to topple Apex 2-0.

Apex came out strong and dictated a lit of the early play in the first half.  Senior Captain Clay Oxford made several good saves to keep the Cougars off the board.  Chances started coming at the end of the half, as Senior Captain Jack Ashby played some great corner kicks into the box that Junior Bryce Meredith and Senior Ahmed Mahgoub headed at the Apex GK.

The second half was controlled by Broughton and for the second game in a row - Juniors Andrew Rossetti and Lucas Broughton (Captain) combined for a long throw-in goal to put the Caps up 1-0.  That lead was doubled 20 minutes later as Andrew Rossetti took a pass from Senior Cesar Gonzalez and fired it past the Apex keep to make the score 2-0 and close the game out. (Thanks to Marc Ridel Creative for the picture below)

Broughton travels to Rolesville next Monday for their only game of the week.  Looking forward to going to 3-0 and getting ready for former conference opponent Wakefield on the 30th.  #skocaps

Friday Night Lights Kickoff

Tonight is the season-opener for varsity Broughton football. The Caps will play Apex at home. Alumnus and Head Coach Chris Dawson will be leading the team in his second season. In an interview with the N&O he said, “Our worst spring practice this year was better than our best practice from last fall because our work ethic and discipline have improved exponentially.”

Tonight will be an Endowment Game so Caps Passes will not be accepted.

$7 at 7PM

Let's Get It.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Broughton Soccer Has Strong Opening Week

The varsity soccer team remained undefeated in their second game of the opening week of the season. On Thursday they defeated Apex 2-0. Juniors Lucas Beeson and Andrew Rossetti scored for the Caps.

Game highlights:

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Volleyball Claims Season-Opener

The Capitals started the season with a 25-10, 25-19, 25-13 win over visiting Rolesville on Wednesday night.  Holli Smith served the Caps to a 13-0 lead to begin the first set and Broughton went on to sweep the Rams.

Smith handed out a match-high 32 assists and pounded out 4 aces and Jade Demps piled up 18 kills, 2 aces and 2 blocks. Brittany collected 8 kills, Nan Parrish added 7 kills and Peyton Kendall chipped in 3 kills and 3 blocks.  Alden Willis scooped up 6 digs and Grace Youngblood tallied 2 blocks.

Broughton travels to Charlotte on Saturday to compete in the Best of the Carolinas tournament.  The Caps play Mallard Creek at 10:45am.

News & Observer Area Top 25 Poll (8/14)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

#8 Men's Soccer Wins Home Opener 9-3

It was a great way to open the season for the #8 ranked Broughton Capitals as they used goals from five different players to defeat Rolesville 9-3.

Broughton started quickly and took a 1-0 lead on a header from Junior Lucas Beeson directly off a long throw in into the box by Junior Andrew Rossetti.  After Rolesville tied it up 2 minutes later, Broughton ran off four goals before halftime by Lucas Beeson (2), Senior Erik Johnsen, Junior John White and Freshman Omar Stallings.  Assists to Senior Cesar Gonzalez, Juniors Duncan Coffey & Bryce Meredith along with Erik Johnsen.

The second half started much like the first with Erik Johnsen nabbing his second goal of the night (assist Senior Jack Ashby) right away, but Rolesville got one back on a PK that Sam Vhlapolous got his hand on.

After that Andrew Rossetti got his first goal (assist John White) and second goal (assist Junior Ivey O'Brien) of the season while Lucas Beeson completed his hat trick with a goal off a nice corner kick by Sophomore Jack Eubank.

The Caps play again on Wednesday against Apex at 4:30P for JV and 6:00P for Varsity.  Please come out and support the team.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Football Jamboree

The varsity Broughton football team played in the Southeast Raleigh Jamboree on Saturday.
They faced former Cap-8 schools Garner and Wakefield.

See the highlights:

Friday, August 11, 2017

Football Teams See Purple and Gold

The Broughton JV and Varsity Football teams attended the Holly Springs Jamboree on Wednesday night. It was their first opportunity to line up and face players not on their own team. Holly Springs has the same colors and Broughton so seeing purple and gold on both sides of the ball looked like practice. 

The scrimmages were an opportunity to run plays unlike during a typical game. Each team alternated 10 offensive possessions during a 40 minute running clock. 

The Caps will attend another Jamboree on Saturday, August 12 at Southeast Raleigh High School. Though they don't face The Bulldogs, it will give the teams a chance to visit their home field. The varsity team will return on September 29 to play Southeast Raleigh as part of this season's new Cap-7 conference.

Scrimmage highlights:

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Broughton Soccer: Heritage Jamboree

This Saturday (August 12th), the Broughton Men's Soccer varsity team will travel to Heritage High School for some scrimmages against various local high school teams in preparation for the upcoming season.

8:00A v Apex Friendship HS
9:40A v Green Hope HS (defending State Champion)
10:30A v Durham Jordan

All game are on Field #4 at Heritage.

If you are free, please come out and support the Caps as we prepare to go after the Cap-7 crown.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Broughton Football Summer Training | Day 1

Official NCHSAA Summer Training started on Monday. Players were given a "4 Quarters" conditioning test including sprints, burpees, long jumps, and planks. Part of the building of a Fit. Fast. Family.

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