Among the six high school soccer teams in Hilliard, only the boys teams from Darby and Davidson were left standing after last weekend.

Among the six high school soccer teams in Hilliard, only the boys teams from Darby and Davidson were left standing after last weekend.

Both teams advanced past the second round of the Division I district tournament and played in district semifinals last Wednesday. Darby played top-seeded Gahanna in its district semifinal, and Davidson played Thomas Worthington.

Fourth-seeded Davidson has reached a district final the past three years and after a first-round bye, it had little trouble beating Briggs 10-0 in the second round. Darby, on the other hand, entered this season having lost its district tournament opener three consecutive seasons. The Panthers snapped that streak by beating Whetstone 4-1 in the first round Oct. 21.

Last Saturday, Darby reached a district semifinal for the first time since 2004 with a convincing 5-0 win over West in the second round.

Coach Brad Fout said it was a nice shot of confidence for his team to win in the district tournament, especially after playing such a brutal schedule during the regular season.

"(The win over Whetstone) is the first playoff win for this senior class," Fout said. "They were making a comment earlier that they hadn't had the opportunity to win in the playoffs. If nothing else, it's a big confidence-booster. Not only a victory, a victory in the playoffs, but also finding the back of the net. That was big for us."

The winner of Darby's game against Gahanna plays at 7 p.m. Saturday at Upper Arlington against New Albany or Dublin Coffman in a district final. Coffman, which beat Darby 3-2 on Sept. 22, is seeded eighth and was 9-6-2 before last Wednesday. New Albany was 5-11-1.

The district final winner plays Tuesday at Coffman in a regional semifinal. Potential opponents are Davidson, Thomas, Dublin Scioto and Pickerington North.

For Davidson, the winner of its game last Wednesday plays at noon Saturday at UA against Scioto or North. Scioto is seeded fifth and was 11-2-4 before last Wednesday. North was 10-5-2.

The district final winner plays Tuesday at Coffman against the district champion from Darby's bracket.

•The Bradley boys' inaugural season ended with a 3-0 loss to Granville in the first round of the Division II district tournament.

The Jaguars, who beat Granville 3-1 on Oct. 10, finished 5-9-3 overall. In the OCC-Capital Division, Bradley tied New Albany for sixth at 1-5, behind Olentangy Orange (5-0-1), Mount Vernon (5-1), Big Walnut (4-1-1), Watkins Memorial (2-3-1) and Delaware (1-4-1).

Coach Tony Earp said the Jaguars certainly had opportunities to win more games, but he was happy with the individual development he saw this year.

"In their ability as players, they showed a lot of growth and improvement as a team," Earp said. "We built a little bit on working on our system and our style of play, but there are still some considerable areas we need to get better at."

The Jaguars lose no seniors and the entire varsity roster is expected back next season.

Earp expects to have better leadership next season with a senior class, led by current junior defender Kyle Wright. Other letterwinners expected to return are juniors Spencer Adams (defense), Zachery Castle (defense), Troy Fleischman (defense), Kevin McGinnis (defense), Herman Paniaguer (forward), Michael Rico (midfield) and Brandon Thompson (forward), sophomores A.G. Basiakos (midfield), Spencer Gates (midfield), Alex Ken (midfield), Ray Olavarria (forward), Daniel Ordonez (midfield), Matt Parthun (goalie), Sam Rasmassen (midfield), A.J. Reyes (midfield), Ivan Rodriguez (defense), Tanner Sheffield (defense) and Craig Shimer (defense) and freshmen Ben Fitzpatrick (midfield), Joe Krochmal (goalie) and Billy Petikas (midfield).

"I think a major area for us is our individual defending," Earp said. "That needs to really improve. We've given up more than two goals a game and our keeper has made more than 130 saves. When it comes to our team, we need to get better defending and not make our keeper work so hard."

At a glance

BRADLEY

Record: 5-9-3 overall, 1-5 (sixth) in OCC-Capital Seniors lost: none Key returnees: A.G. Basiakos, Ray Olavarria, Herman Paniaguer, Matt Parthun and Kyle Wright

Below are the recent results and coming schedules for the Hilliard Darby and Davidson boys soccer teams:

DARBY

Oct. 21 -- Defeated Whetstone in first round of Division I district tournament. Diego Alvarado scored two goals, and Tyler Boshane and Kyle Smrecansky each had one. Last Saturday -- Def. West 5-0 in second round. Alvarado scored two goals and Boshane, Aaron Ingle and Alex Manifold each had one. Seth Ervin made two saves. Last Wednesday -- Played Gahanna in a district semifinal. The winner plays at 7 p.m. Saturday at Upper Arlington vs. New Albany or Dublin Coffman in a district final.

Of note: The Panthers were 6-7-3 overall before last Wednesday.

DAVIDSON

Last Saturday -- Def. Briggs 10-0 in second round of Division I district tournament. Tyler Schoener and Michael Stephens each had two goals, and J.D. Detmer, Brent Harmanis, Andy Grinter, Alex Bumpus, Evan Robinson and Nate Hardin each added one. Last Wednesday -- Played Thomas Worthington in a district semifinal. The winner plays noon Saturday at Upper Arlington vs. Dublin Scioto or Pickerington North in a district final.

Of note: The Wildcats were 14-2-1 overall before last Wednesday.