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Bacon Academy's Tommy Nickerson

Portland, CT 9/24/13 Tommy Nickerson could have been playing his senior year at Bacon Academy bt he chose to play soccer at Oakwood Academy instead. The decision isn't easy for many players that have played for their local teams in the past but the longer season at the Academy and exposure to top level scouts is alluring for many that want to reach the next level of competition. Photo by JOHN WOIKE | hc-photo-academy-vs.-high-school-soccer-1006 John Woike / Hartford Courant