Ballou can claim the Interhigh soccer title for 1984, but put an asterisk in the records.
Kendell Walker scored one goal and assisted on another by Parry Springer last Thursday leading Ballou to a 2-1 defeat of Coolidge for its first soccer championship since 1979.
However, Ballou's championship is by virtue of beating Coolidge twice in what turned out to be a two-team league. Soccer powers Wilson and Bilingual both dropped out of league play in September for a stronger independent schedule when it appeared there would be no league competition.
Only Bilingual, Coolidge and Wilson had coaches. Ballou eventually hired Clarence Taylor, and McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt decided to drop the sport.
Bilingual, which had won three straight titles, defeated Ballou, 6-4, in a nonleague contest.
In last week's game, Kendall Walker, whose brother Rick also plays for the Knights, assisted on the first goal and scored the second for the Knights. On the first score, from the right side of the net, Kendall found Springer who booted the ball in for a 1-0 lead.
Minutes later, Walker dribbled the ball unassisted and kicked a 10-yarder pass goalie Roger Miller for a 2-0 lead. Walker had missed several opportunities to score in the first half.
"On my goal I got the ball and was running down the (right side) line. I was looking to score," said Walker.
On Walker's score, the Knights' Barry Cyrus stole a pass and then deflected it off the net to Walker, who easily scored.
The Colts pressed the attack in the second half, but missed several opportunities to score. On one play, five Coolidge players were around the Ballou net and failed to score. Finally Miller, who was switched from goalie after halftime, scored to cut the lead to 2-1.