EKFC

First row: Caitlin Conley, Boyd; Ashley Huffine, Russell; Micaela Bush, Pikeville; Ferin Neff, Huntington St.Joe; Kelsey Mullins, East Carter; Elaine Gore, South Point, Ohio. Second row: Haley DeVaney, Rowan; Kodie Patrick, Russell; Jaylyn Forsyth, Russell; Kaylie Blackburn, Hurricane, W.Va.; Jessie Spillman, East Carter; Erin Randal, East Carter; Kady Chaffin, East Carter; Ali Ball, Greenup; Emma Wonn, Ashland. Not pictured: Lexie Cline, East Carter; Kelly Heishman, Ashland; Abby Clay, East Carter. Coaches: Stos Hall and Sean Perdue.

Eastern Kentucky Futbol Club was established in 2009 to support youth soccer and allow for physical, social and emotional growth of its athletes.

It is also a goal of the club to present a passion for the game in athletes, parents, coaches and the community.

There are two games scheduled in Morehead and one game scheduled at Boyd County High School. The first of these home games will take place Sunday, April 22, at 5 p.m. at the Bill Mahaney Recreation Complex located at US 60 East.

In 2010, a team of 22 girls came together from nine different schools. This group took the name EKFC Riot. This first season may have been disappointing to most 15-year-old-girls, but this group grew into a family, worked hard and came back the next season to win first place in their division. The 2012 season has been very successful with three wins and one tie. They are leading their division by six points after four games.

This group of girls practice two nights each week in Boyd County and spend their weekends traveling to various fields in central Kentucky, where they compete in the Kentucky Select Soccer League. The team includes girls from Rowan, East Carter, Boyd County, Ashland, Greenup, Huntington St. Joe, South Point, Russell, Hurricane and Pikeville.

Due to KSSL rules, teams who are located outside the geographic region established by the league may play on a neutral field if the visiting team agrees. 2012 is the first year that teams have agreed to travel to Eastern Kentucky for games.