By R. Alan Richardson
The Morgan County High School soccer teams have been busy, and successful, over the past week. On Tuesday, the boys encountered a lightning delay that turned into a cancellation while tied 0-0 at the half with Hart County. The Region Match will be replayed April 12, but it’s uncertain whether the entire game will be replayed or only the second half. In a previous matchup between the two squads Morgan prevailed 5-1. Coach Aaron Paul said, “We didn’t play well in that first half so I’m hoping we’ll get to replay the entire match.”
The Dogs faced off Friday with Monroe Area on Teacher Appreciation Night and it was Tristin Sewell who led the attack with a goal and two assists to take the 3-0 win. Sewell scored his goal with under eight minutes remaining off a nice assist by Finn Williams/Wesley Butler to take the 1-0 halftime lead. Morgan put the Purple Hurricanes away in the second period. Sewell hit Yusuf Baig for the score with 25 minutes remaining. Sewell followed that up five minutes later with a corner kick that Butler put away at the net for the 3-0 victory.
Coach Paul added, “Tristin played a great game, but so did Wesley in the midfield. Monroe has some very physical players and Wesley was up to the challenge. He was fantastic out there! Monroe is the only 8-AAA team to defeat us this season. This was a nice win for us.” Morgan is now 5-1 in Region play and leading the race for number one in some new found territory for Morgan soccer. Paul then said, “We just need to stay focused and play consistently as we keep driving toward our goals.”
The Dogs have a tough task this week as they travel to Jackson County to battle the number two team in 8-AAA.