02/07/2023
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DUNN – East Bladen senior Malcolm Bolden and Clinton’s Daniel Adasiak have been named Southeastern Athletic Conference Boys’ Soccer Co-Players of the Year.

Bolden poured in 31 goals and dished out 10 assists as the Eagles qualified for a NCHSAA Class 2A Playoff berth. Adasiak led Clinton to the SAC-7 and Eastern Regional Championships.

Bolden posted ‘Hat Tricks’ of 3 or more goals in 7 games, including a season-high 5 goals in an 8-1 win over Whiteville. The speedy senior fired in 4 goals in a 5-2 win over St. Pauls that sewed up East Bladen’s playoff berth.

Other top performances by Bolden included 4 goals in an early season win over West Brunswick, 3 goals in a big win over Midway and 3 goals against Western Guilford. Bolden also scored 3 goals in both of East Bladen’s wins over West Bladen.