Soccer players took the field for the preliminary games of the 2014 US Youth Soccer Region III Championships in Baton Rouge on Friday.
More than 200 teams from 11 states are participating in the regional championship games.
Matches got underway at 7:45 a.m. at the BREC Burbank-Soccer Complex.
The winners will advance to the national championship series in Maryland.
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Dog owners, you should know that the dog park at the Burbank Soccer Complex is closed and will be all weekend because of the 2014 Youth Soccer Southern Regionals.
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