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Peyton McKown, Lauren Holmsten, Charlotte Shuford, Eloise Riley, Drew Hays, Jenna Berend, and Sandy Gonzales
First-time soccer players Peyton McKown, Lauren Holmsten, Charlotte Shuford, Eloise Riley, Drew Hays and Jenna Berend (pictured, from left) gather around their Memorial Drive Elementary pre-kindergarten teacher, Sandy Gonzales, after a game. The Ladybugs were thrilled, and a little shocked, to have a surprise guest at their Saturday game on the fields at Chapelwood United Methodist Church. After playing against a team from Holy Spirit Episcopal Church, the players greeted their beloved teacher with a giant hug on the sideline. Other members of the Ladybugs team are Laney Alsup, Bennett Foster, Kate Hancock, Thomas Hubbard, Tallulah Wright, coach Brent Riley and coach Taylor Wright.
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