As the third Montgomery County team in five years to win the boys state soccer title, the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Barons defeated the Severna Park Falcons in a tense 1-0 victory at Loyola University in Baltimore.
Despite finishing third in their division, the Barons defeated Kennedy, Whitman, Churchill, Gaithersburg, and Sherwood en route to Loyola to earn their first title in a decade. B-CC’s victory follows 2016 champions Walter Johnson, 2014 champions Walt Whitman, and 2012 champions Wootton.
Unlike in 2016, where the Walter Johnson solely represented the county in the final four, the Sherwood advanced to the semifinals before falling 1-0 to the Barons at Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School in Upper Marlboro.
In 2017, the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association organized the county into four divisions, unlike the three used in 2016. The 4A schools were organized into three of the four divisions while the 3A and 2A schools composed the remaining group.