Photo by Ben Beitzel

Photo by Ben Beitzel

DACULA -- For more than 20 years Parkview and Brookwood have dominated boys soccer in Gwinnett County and Region 8.

Dacula took down the Broncos for the first time in school history earlier this season and did the same thing against Parkview on Wednesday.

"Those two programs are traditional powers," Dacula coach Michael Burrell said. "We know that we have to give our best game."

The No. 6 Falcons scored three goals in a nine-minute span and cruised to a 4-0 victory over Parkview to complete an undefeated region schedule.

"With the offense we have, there's so many different players that can score," Burrell said. "I'm confident we can score at anytime."

It's a season of many firsts for Dacula. Not only is it the first time Dacula (14-3, 8-0) has defeated Brookwood and Parkview, it's also the first undefeated season in the region and first region championship.

"That's huge, especially at the end of the season and to go undefeated in the region," Dacula captain Ado Junuzovic said. "Once we won the region, we wanted to achieve more."

Junuzovic scored the game's first goal on a breakaway assist from Michael Kanu in the 20th minute.

Luis Huertas added two more goals in a four-minute span, including one on an assist by Jamie Gleeson to give Dacula a 3-0 lead in the 29th minute.

"Sometimes it comes in flurries like that," Burrell said.

"We knew going in they had two or three guys that could hurt us," Parkview coach Michael Tomlich said. "They had four shots to start the game and three went in.

"Those guys can score on anybody. You give them an inch and they will take it."

Parkview had its chances to get back in the game. Charles Quillian's shot in traffic during the final minute of the first half was stopped on the line by Dacula goalkeeper Kris Alonzo.

Quillian nearly had a goal again in the 44th minute when the ball hit the cross bar and bounced out.

"That was a tough break," Tomlich said.

Gleeson added the game's only goal of the second half with a score in the 67th minute to put Dacula ahead 4-0.

"We like to score goals and that's what we do," Junuzovic said.

It was the fifth shutout for the Dacula defense, which includes Alonzo, Edgar Cruz, Derek Jones, Cody Moore and Jimmy Carrion. The defense has allowed three goals in its last six games.

Since starting the season 0-2, Dacula has won 14 of its last 15 games, including a 12-game winning streak heading into the playoffs. Dacula will host McEachern at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the first round of the Class AAAAA state playoffs, while Parkview will travel to Harrison.