WF Soccer Team One Of Best In Country

The Wichita Falls Scrappers had quite a summer season of soccer. The 8U boys team finished 32-4 overall, finishing third at the Midwest Regional Championship in July.

The team plays a different brand of soccer than you might expect, competing in 3-on-3 soccer.

"It's always 3-on-3. There are no goalies," head coach David Perez said. "It just teaches them a lot about how they have to play offense and defense in 3v3. The game's a lot quicker."

Eight-year-old David Meacham plays for the team, and he enjoys everything about it, especially when he fires a ball into the back of the net.

"I get all excited," Meacham said. "I'm thinking that my mom and dad are probably going to be proud of me."

The Meacham family, along with other players' parents should be proud. The Scrappers are ranked third in the country, according to 3v3 Live Soccer, one of two national 3-on-3 soccer leagues.

Like any other youth sport, the Scrappers face the challenges of raising money. The sell candy, hold fundraisers and find sponsors to help cover costs.

The next big cost will be the World Championships in Florida in January. The Scrappers finished third last year, and will be looking to top that this time around.