Shark Sighting in GHSA Final Four for the First Time Ever

By Prep Sports Report Staff | May 6, 2021

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GHSA Class 4A Elite Eight Final Score
Islands 2, Flowery Branch 1

A Shark Athletic History First! The Boys Soccer team is the first Islands High School Athletic Department team to appear in any GHSA State Semi-final game or match. Congratulations, Sharks Soccer!

After 31 minutes in the first half, Coker College signee senior Alex Woods scored to give the Sharks a 1-0 lead. Then freshman Asher Keeney found the back of the net in the 64th minute of the game. Flowery Branch would score late in the game, but the Sharks defense would prevail for the 2-1 victory. On to the final four for the first time for an Islands high school team!

Next up - GHSA Final Four match on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, versus East Hall High School away at 7 pm..

Team members -  Islands HS 20-21 Varsity Boys Soccer Roster

1 Dodge Brooks Fr.

1 James Shippy Sr.

2 Caleb Swenson So.

3 Adam Camp Jr.

4 Asher Keeney Fr.

4 Nicholas Stanley  So.

7 Shaefer Gottlieb Fr.

8 Cooper Bachman  Jr.

9 Reid Schoeffler  So.

10 Kelvin Arteaga Jr.

11 JC Allen  Jr.

12 William Handy Sr.

14 Jack Schoeffler So.

15 Sleyton Brock So.

15 Ian Kachmar  Jr.

16 Alex Woods  Sr.

17 Caleb Smith So.

19 Brannen Smith Fr.

20 Cole Bristol  Sr.

22 Brittain Gottlieb  Sr.

23 John Hughes Jr.

25 Dennis Reidlinger Sr.


Dante Casagrande Head Coach

Dave Hutchison Assistant Coach

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The "Coach" Karl DeMasi has been teaching and coaching for the past 35 years on all levels of academia and athletics. One of his hobbies has been writing, announcing and talking about sports. DeMasi has been involved in the Savannah Area sports scene since 1995, and he created the high school magazine "The Prep Sports Report" in 2000. In 2010, the "Coach" started broadcasting The Karl DeMasi Sports Report. He's still going strong, broadcasting on Facebook live and Twitter live every Saturday morning. You gotta love it!

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