OFA Boys Soccer Reunion July 20; Homer joins Cring Tournament
Updated: Jul 13, 2019
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the OFA Boys Soccer program (1969-2019) a Blue Devils Boys Soccer Reunion will be held on Saturday, July 20 at at 6 p.m. on OFA's turf field. The OFA Soccer program was founded after St. Mary's Academy closed its doors after its 1969 graduation and soccer was added to Ogdensburg Free Academy athletic programs as OFA received a host of new students from the Catholic School.
George Mattison founded the program and guided the Blue Devil program maturity and into position to contend for Northern League and later Northern Conference and Section 10 honors.
Mattison was followed by Tom Bruyere, a member of the first OFA team, in the head coaching position and Matt Morley took helm when Bruyere retired.
Anyone who played OFA Boy's Varsity Soccer is asked to participate in the reunion scrimmage with fellow alumni to celebrate the beautiful game and raise funds for a scholarship for the next 50 years.
A $35 charge will purchase insurance, rental of the OFA turf field, cost of a reunion jersey and a small donation to the scholarship fund. Send a reply and check to Sam Burns at 423 Barre St. Ogdensburg, NY 13669 (phone 315-323-7496.
Include your name, date of birth (for insurance), starting year of varsity soccer and size of shirt for jersey. Burns can also be reached on facebook.
GERARD CRING TOURNEY SET
2019 CRING TOURNAMENT
The 26th Annual Gerard Cring Memorial Boys Soccer Tournament at Ogdensburg Free Academy has solidified its matchups. Homer, which is coached by former OFA standout Kevin Douglass, will be competing in the varsity tournament for the first time along with the host Blue Devils, Lisbon and Brushton-Moira.
The tournament will be held on Friday, August 30 and Saturday, August 31 with the following schedule.
Friday, August 30:
4:00 p.m. JV Chateaugay (dark) vs. Madrid-Waddington (white) – OFA JV Soccer Field 4:00 p.m. JV OFA (dark) vs. Brushton-Moira (white) – OFA Turf 6:00 p.m. V Lisbon (dark) vs. Homer (white) – OFA Turf 8:00 p.m. V OFA (dark) vs. Brushton-Moira (white) – OFA Turf
Saturday, August 31, 2019
4:00 p.m. JV Consolation Game – OFA JV Soccer Field 4:00 p.m. JV Championship Game – OFA Turf 6:00 p.m. V Consolation Game – OFA Turf 8:00 p.m. V Championship Game – OFA Turf