The Sparks High boys soccer team came up just short of capturing its second state championship in as many years last Saturday when they fell in the title game to Sunrise Mountain 5-0.
The Railroaders got to Saturday by winning a thrilling 1-0 state semifinal match against Southeast Career Tech Friday afternoon. Sparks notched a second-half goal to help seal the victory.
In the title game, Sunrise Mountain scored five goals from five different players. They led 2-0 at the half before breaking the game open in the second.
The Railroaders finished the season as the runner-up with an overall record of 18-7-1.