In its first-ever season, the Cristo Rey Brooklyn H.S., Bushwisk, soccer team competed in the league championship Nov. 23.
Though the team lost 5-2 to Achievement First Charter H.S., Crown Heights, the Panthers took significant strides forward in their first season, finishing in second place overall.
The game was played on a turf field on the roof of Uncommon Charter H.S., Crown Heights.
Cristo Rey was a co-ed team that played seven-on-seven games, and the team was the only Catholic high school in a league of all charter schools.
“I think we’re pretty excited, and the players will be very excited,” said first-year head coach Matthew Kenny on his team’s success and future goals. “Hopefully, kids in the community hear about the soccer program we’re trying to build. I think it should be pretty good moving forward.”