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Prep soccer: Air Academy 1, Centaurus 0 in boys' state 4A championship

The Air Academy Kadets defeated the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime to become the State 4A Boys Soccer Champions at Dick's Sporting Goods Stadium on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Midfielder Ryan Self scored the goal in overtime off of a corner kick to bring the trophy home to Colorado Springs.

Air Academy Kadets midfielder Ryan Self (15) raises the state trophy over his head at Dicks Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets  defeated the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime with a header by Self to become the Colorado 4A state champions.
Air Academy Kadets midfielder Ryan Self (15) raises the state trophy over his head at Dick's Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets defeated the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime with a header by Self to become the Colorado 4A state champions.

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Fans of the The Air Academy Kadets wave a large team flag after the Kadets defeated the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime at Dicks Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets are the Colorado 4A state champions.
Fans of the The Air Academy Kadets wave a large team flag after the Kadets defeated the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime at Dick's Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets are the Colorado 4A state champions.

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Air Academy Kadets forward Thaddaeus Dewing (4) comes out on top to head a corner kick at Dicks Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets  defeated the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime and are the Colorado 4A state champions.
Air Academy Kadets forward Thaddaeus Dewing (4) comes out on top to head a corner kick at Dick's Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets defeated the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime and are the Colorado 4A state champions.

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Air Academy Kadets midfielder Ryan Self (15), center, kisses the state championship trophy after defeating the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime at Dicks Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. Self scored an overtime header to make the Kadets the Colorado 4A state champions.
Air Academy Kadets midfielder Ryan Self (15), center, kisses the state championship trophy after defeating the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime at Dick's Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. Self scored an overtime header to make the Kadets the Colorado 4A state champions.

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Air Academy Kadets forward Kristian Hooker (11) dribbles the ball upfield past Centaurus Warriors defenders Cristian Rice (4) and CJ Himel (15) at Dicks Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets defeated the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime and are the Colorado 4A state champions.
Air Academy Kadets forward Kristian Hooker (11) dribbles the ball upfield past Centaurus Warriors defenders Cristian Rice (4) and CJ Himel (15) at Dick's Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets defeated the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime and are the Colorado 4A state champions.

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The Air Academy Kadets defeated the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime at Dicks Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Cadets are the Colorado 4A state champions.
The Air Academy Kadets defeated the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime at Dick's Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets are the Colorado 4A state champions.

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Air Academy Kadets forward Thaddaeus Dewing (4) dribbles the ball as Centaurus Warriors defender Jack Bilello (7) chases him at Dicks Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets defeated the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime and are the Colorado 4A state champions.
Air Academy Kadets forward Thaddaeus Dewing (4) dribbles the ball as Centaurus Warriors defender Jack Bilello (7) chases him at Dick's Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets defeated the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime and are the Colorado 4A state champions.

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Air Academy Kadets forward Thaddaeus Dewing (4) watches to see his header go high over the goal at Dicks Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets defeated the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime and are the Colorado 4A state champions.
Air Academy Kadets forward Thaddaeus Dewing (4) watches to see his header go high over the goal at Dick's Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets defeated the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime and are the Colorado 4A state champions.

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Air Academy Kadets defender Brayden Jonswold (22) kicks the ball upfield at Dicks Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets defeated the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime and are the Colorado 4A state champions.
Air Academy Kadets defender Brayden Jonswold (22) kicks the ball upfield at Dick's Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets defeated the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime and are the Colorado 4A state champions.

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Centaurus Warriors defender CJ Himel (15) stumbles into the Warrior's goal chasing a header that went wide at Dicks Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Air Academy Kadets defeated the Warriors 1-0 in overtime to become the Colorado 4A state champions.
Centaurus Warriors defender CJ Himel (15) stumbles into the Warrior's goal chasing a header that went wide at Dick's Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Air Academy Kadets defeated the Warriors 1-0 in overtime to become the Colorado 4A state champions.

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Air Academy Kadets players pike on to midfielder Ryan Self (15) after he scored an overtime goal to defeat the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 at Dicks Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets are the Colorado 4A state champions.
Air Academy Kadets players pike on to midfielder Ryan Self (15) after he scored an overtime goal to defeat the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 at Dick's Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets are the Colorado 4A state champions.

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Air Academy Kadets  midfielder Ryan Self (15), right, pauses during cheers at Dicks Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets defeated the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime and are the Colorado 4A state champions.
Air Academy Kadets midfielder Ryan Self (15), right, pauses during cheers at Dick's Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets defeated the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime and are the Colorado 4A state champions.

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Air Academy Kadets midfielder Calvin Yocum (19) yells as he runs back to his team after cheering with fans at Dicks Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets defeated the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime to become the Colorado 4A state champions.
Air Academy Kadets midfielder Calvin Yocum (19) yells as he runs back to his team after cheering with fans at Dick's Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets defeated the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime to become the Colorado 4A state champions.

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Air Academy Kadets forward Luke Louthan (5) raises his fist with his team at Dicks Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets defeated the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime and are the Colorado 4A state champions.
Air Academy Kadets forward Luke Louthan (5) raises his fist with his team at Dick's Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets defeated the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime and are the Colorado 4A state champions.

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Centaurus Warriors keeper Rodrigo Ruiz (1) barely snags a shot on goal by Air Academy Kadets forward Kristian Hooker (11) at Dicks Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets defeated the Warriors 1-0 in overtime to become the Colorado 4A state champions.
Centaurus Warriors keeper Rodrigo Ruiz (1) barely snags a shot on goal by Air Academy Kadets forward Kristian Hooker (11) at Dick's Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets defeated the Warriors 1-0 in overtime to become the Colorado 4A state champions.

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Air Academy Kadets midfielder Ryan Self (15) raises the state championship trophy while forward Kristian Hooker (11) watches at Dicks Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets defeated the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime and are the Colorado 4A state champions.
Air Academy Kadets midfielder Ryan Self (15) raises the state championship trophy while forward Kristian Hooker (11) watches at Dick's Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets defeated the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime and are the Colorado 4A state champions.

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Air Academy senior David Vicker cheers on the victorious Kadets after they defeated the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime at Dicks Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets are the Colorado 4A state champions.
Air Academy senior David Vicker cheers on the victorious Kadets after they defeated the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime at Dick's Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets are the Colorado 4A state champions.

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Air Academy Kadets keeper Thomas Beatty (1) rises from a dive as Centaurus Warriors defender Cristian Rice (4) holds his head in his hands after sending a penalty kick into the stands above the goal at Dicks Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets defeated the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime to become the Colorado 4A state champions.
Air Academy Kadets keeper Thomas Beatty (1) rises from a dive as Centaurus Warriors defender Cristian Rice (4) holds his head in his hands after sending a penalty kick into the stands above the goal at Dick's Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets defeated the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime to become the Colorado 4A state champions.

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The Air Academy Kadets walk onto the field for their championship game against the Centaurus Warriors at Dicks Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets defeated the Warriors 1-0 in overtime and are the Colorado 4A state champions.
The Air Academy Kadets walk onto the field for their championship game against the Centaurus Warriors at Dick's Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets defeated the Warriors 1-0 in overtime and are the Colorado 4A state champions.

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Air Academy Kadets defender Andrew Hess (8) gives high-fives down a row of fans at Dicks Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets defeated the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime are the Colorado 4A state champions.
Air Academy Kadets defender Andrew Hess (8) gives high-fives down a row of fans at Dick's Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets defeated the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime are the Colorado 4A state champions.

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The Air Academy Kadets walk over to their fans carrying a state champions banner at Dicks Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets defeated the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime and are the Colorado 4A state champions.
The Air Academy Kadets walk over to their fans carrying a state champions banner at Dick's Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets defeated the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime and are the Colorado 4A state champions.

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Air Academy Kadets forward Kristian Hooker (11) passes Centaurus Warriors midfielder Ethan Michel (8) on his way upfield at Dicks Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets defeated the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime and are the Colorado 4A state champions.
Air Academy Kadets forward Kristian Hooker (11) passes Centaurus Warriors midfielder Ethan Michel (8) on his way upfield at Dick's Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets defeated the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime and are the Colorado 4A state champions.

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Air Academy Kadets forward Luke Louthan (5) fights Centaurus Warriors defender Max Vali (2) for the ball at Dicks Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets defeated the Warriors 1-0 to become the Colorado 4A state champions.
Air Academy Kadets forward Luke Louthan (5) fights Centaurus Warriors defender Max Vali (2) for the ball at Dick's Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets defeated the Warriors 1-0 to become the Colorado 4A state champions.

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Air Academy Kadets midfielder Kelton Hooker (6) races Centaurus Warriors defenders Max Vali (2) and Connor Stephan (3) for the ball at Dicks Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets defeated the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime and are the Colorado 4A state champions.
Air Academy Kadets midfielder Kelton Hooker (6) races Centaurus Warriors defenders Max Vali (2) and Connor Stephan (3) for the ball at Dick's Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets defeated the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime and are the Colorado 4A state champions.

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Air Academy Kadets midfielder Ryan Self (15) headers the ball at Dicks Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets defeated the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime with a header from Self to become the Colorado 4A state champions.
Air Academy Kadets midfielder Ryan Self (15) headers the ball at Dick's Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets defeated the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime with a header from Self to become the Colorado 4A state champions.

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Air Academy Kadets  defender Aiden Schwenke (2) fights Centaurus Warriors defender Cristian Rice (4) for the ball at Dicks Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets defeated the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime and are the Colorado 4A state champions.
Air Academy Kadets defender Aiden Schwenke (2) fights Centaurus Warriors defender Cristian Rice (4) for the ball at Dick's Sporting Goods Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Kadets defeated the Centaurus Warriors 1-0 in overtime and are the Colorado 4A state champions.

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