Bengali Club Reigns Supreme Again in World Cup


Nick Deddy

Latin Club’s Matthew Boquist blocks a shot by the S.A.L.S.A. Club.

TOWAMENCIN- Worlds collided at North Penn High School on November 6th, as eight of North Penn’s culture and language clubs faced off in the 9th annual World Cup Soccer Tournament.  Each club has its own individual events that club members can participate in, but it is rare to see this many diverse clubs participating in one event.

The competitors this year included four returning challengers from last year’s tournament; German Club, French Club, S.A.L.S.A. Club, and defending champion Bengali Club.  Four clubs that did not compete last year also took the field; Indian CA, Chinese Club, Italian Club, and Latin Club.

“We have more teams than we’ve ever had before, which is really exciting,” an elated Herr Baker, the advisor of German Club and organizer of the World Cup for the fourth consecutive year said.  “I’m happy to be able to work with the other advisors and the captains and referees who are all students so that we can put this together and make it a fun event,” Baker added.

While the students may be more focused on winning the tournament, the true purpose of this event is to bring together many diverse groups for one day of sports.  “It’s really nice to have such a fun, friendly soccer tournament on such a nice afternoon,” Baker noted.

This year’s World Cup consisted of eight teams that would face off in a compilation of twelve matches, all culminating in one final game to decide this year’s champion.  This year, Bengali Club defended their title, defeating Chinese Club in the final match. Could a dynasty be forming at North Penn High School?