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Grafton boys, Jamestown girls clinch state soccer playoff spots

Grafton boys, Jamestown girls clinch state soccer playoff spots

Nearly six weeks ago at Wanner Stadium, Grafton’s boys soccer team was no match for perennial power Jamestown. But in Tuesday night’s rematch, with playing on at stake, it was a different story.

The Clippers jumped out to a three-goal lead and held on for a 3-2 win in the Region 4A semifinals. Grafton (12-4-0) clinched a spot in the state tournament for the first since 2014.

The Clippers will play at Smithfield Thursday in the 4A final at a time to be announced. Each team will advance to the state tournament.

“Finally, yes,” said Clippers coach Johnny Yu, whose first season was in ’15. “It’s taken four years to build this team.

“Finally, they get a taste of it....

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