The boys U8 team completed a successful holiday run with a hard-fought 1-0 victory against ELA White in the 7v7 Red Championship match at the 2016 Grove United Memorial Day Shootout. Mid-summer weather conditions and a tough opponent combined to test the resolve of the SSF U8s during their final match on Memorial Day. Stout defending, effective countering from the rear, and a late 1v1 goal sealed their victory against ELA White. Though played in similar heat, the U8s handily swept three games in their preliminary bracket: 12-2 against Northwind White, 12-1 against Celtic FC Chicago Wolves, and 10-1 against Vernon Hills Red. In four games, the promising U8B squad yielded a mere four goals while collecting 35 of their own.