Palo Duro claims WT Showcase championship


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Palo Duro striker Jaime Carrillo dribbles the ball upfield during the WT Showcase Tournament on Saturday. The Dons claimed the tournament championship. [Ben Jenkins/ Press Pass Sports]

Palo Duro and Amarillo High had impressive showings at the West Texas A&M Boys Showcase Soccer Tournament on Friday and Saturday.

The Dons claimed the championship over Amarillo High by goal differential, going 3-0 with convincing wins over Dumas 6-0, Graham, 6-1, and Canyon 10-0.

Junior standout Jaime Carillo was masterful in the three wins for Palo Duro (10-1-2) as the striker scored nine goals with five assists during the three wins. Carrillo won the Golden Boot award for his performance. Teammate Jaime Martinez was also added to the All-Tournament team with Carrillo scoring three goals.

Amarillo High was also 3-0 in the tournament with wins against Graham, 10-0, Lubbock-Cooper by a 1-0 count, and then a 2-0 blanking of Dumas on Saturday. In the three shutouts, Sandies goalie Jack Wetzel earned the Golden Gloves honor for not allowing a goal in 240 minutes of game action.

WT Showcase All-Tournament Team

Ceu Thang, Tascosa

Jaime Martinez, Palo Duro

Braden Wilson, Amarillo High

Madden Montgomery, Lubbock Cooper

Alejandro Uribe, Perryton

Tony Sosa, Dumas

Fabian Garcia, Caprock

Diego Reyes, Canyon

Brock Parker, Randall

Jaron Noble, Graham

Jaime Carrillo, Palo Duro

Jack Wetzel, Amarillo High


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