The 16th Annual PepsiCo Showdown Boys is a high school sporting event unlike any other, featuring 64 high schools, 2,000 boys soccer players, more than 175 communities and nearly 130 games in a 14-day span. And to top it off, all of those schools and players are at Inwood Soccer Complex on back-to-back Saturdays – starting with Opening Day on Sept. 8 and finishing with a massive celebration on Sept. 23 for Championship Sunday. Bob Narang breaks down the U.S. ARMY BRACKET of the PepsiCo Showdown Boys.

Freeburg’s Noah Williams, who plays club soccer for St. Louis Scott Gallagher, attended the PepsiCo Showdown College Showcase for the second straight year. “Going the year before showed what I need to work on,” Williams said. “I knew I could improve a lot. It was a great opportunity to see what other guys from around the state can do and how I compare.” Steve Millar has the story for #PrepSoccerReport.

27-win season. 70 goals from a single player. PepsiCo Showdown champion. Class 1A state trophy. “We want to be a program that people will look back on in a few years as one of the top small school programs, not a one-hit wonder,” St. Edward coach Tim Brieger said. “We have teams looking to add us to their schedules.” Bob Narang has the report.