Deer Valley Boys Soccer beats Antioch to win back Mayor’s Cup

Antioch Mayor Wade Harper (center, back) with the Deer Valley High Boys Varsity Soccer team 2015 Mayor's Cup Champs. Head Coach Juan Tannus is on the left and the cup is in front of #10 Nathan Parada who scored the winning goal.

Antioch Mayor Wade Harper with the 2015 Mayor’s Cup Boys Varsity Soccer Champs from Deer Valley High. Front Row: 21Oscar Arteaga, 3 Humberto Ceras, 11 Omar Navarro, 10 Nathan Parada, 6 Allan Garcia, 7 Edgar Contreras, 14 Armando Fajardo, 1 Rodolfo Saucedo and 18 Fabian Wence Back Row: Head Coach Juan Tannus, 01/16 Goalie Christian Montoya, 22 Anthony Garcia, 8 Marcelo Salvador, 24 Mark Ibarra, Mayor Wade Harper, 2 Eduardo Archaga, 12 Arnie Maravillas, 25 Jonathan Amavisca, 23 Christian Rodriguez, 0 Goalie Ryan Santos, 9 Jorge Alvarado and Goalie Corey Alford, who was out on injury.

By Allen Payton

The Mayor’s Cup for varsity boys soccer has returned to Deer Valley High School, thanks to the Wolverines’ victory over the Antioch High Panthers, last week.

A proud Juan Tannus, Deer Valley High Head Soccer Coach, shared the news.
The game is played every year at the end of the soccer season between the Boys Varsity teams from both schools.

This year, the Deer Valley Wolverines won by a score of 1-0, with Forward, striker Nathan Parada scoring the winning goal.

We have been playing the Mayor’s Cup game since 1998,” Tannus said. “Deer Valley won the cup originally.

But, for the last six years, the cup was in the hands of the Antioch High Panthers, until now.

We won the cup,” he said firmly.

Deer Valley had a tough season having played against some of the best teams in the East Bay.

We lost seven games by 1-0, or 2-1 and tied others,” he shared “The boys never gave up. The boys played hard in every game, whether we were winning or losing.”

We had a very well disciplined and very respectful team,” he added.

The teams competed at the turf soccer fields at the complex on James Donlon Blvd. in Antioch.

It was a beautiful game,” Tannus shared. “Both teams were playing magnificent. But, we scored.”

Antioch Mayor Wade Harper was on hand to award the cup to the Wolverines’ team.

Following is the record of the Mayor’s Cup:

1998-2003 Deer Valley

2004 Antioch

2005-06 Deer Valley

2007 Antioch

2008 Deer Valley

2009-14 Antioch

2015 Deer Valley

Tannus has been the Head Coach at Deer Valley for four years. So, this is the first time the team has won the cup, since he took the helm.

As long as I’m the Head Coach I’m going to keep the cup with us,” he said with a laugh.

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