With North Iredell soccer on the outside looking in, with regard to playoff prospects, senior night Wednesday against Alexander Central will likely mark the end of another Watson’s career.
The Raiders’ lineup featured at least one Watson family member on the field during the last decade. Dallin Watson, a senior midfielder, is the latest. He is part of the 2014 graduating class.
His sister, Brandee, began playing in 2003 and graduated in ’06. She was followed by Kyle (class of ’08), Keenan (’10) and Tyler (’11). That trio called each other teammates during one season.
Ethan completed his Raiders career in fall 2012 before graduating last spring.
Now Dallin’s last game in a Raiders uniform is drawing near.
“It’s a bittersweet time,” according to his parents, who include North Iredell coach Tim Watson.
During the last 10 years, the Watsons combined to eclipse 100 goals, with Keenan responsible for more than half. All of them were one -- or some combination -- of the following: all-county, all-conference, team MVP, or Raider Award recipients.