Boys soccer team starts strong despite 1-1 record

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While the Morgan County Bulldog soccer team started the season with a loss, Head Coach Aaron Paul said last Wednesday’s contest against Putnam County was “one of the best soccer games I’ve ever seen.”

The Dogs lost 3-2 with Putnam getting the go-ahead with a penalty kick late in the game. 

“It was a very fast, physical match,” Paul said. “Me and the Putnam County coach, even the refs, thought it was one of the best soccer games we’d ever seen.”

The Dogs started the game with an own-goal to go behind 1-0. After that Junior Trace Blanton provided a laser shot score to even the game. Blanton also took a second shot that Junior Grayson Jarman headed into the Putnam goal to put Morgan up 2-1.

Late in the game Putnam went ahead with the penalty kick. Morgan had a chance but failed to convert a penalty kick. “We had a PK shot that we missed, which is rare,” Paul said.

On Thursday the Dogs destroyed AAAA Walnut Grove 7-0 in a scoring fest that also introduced a new player Luis Tenorio, a junior. The speedy Tenorio, playing on the wing, accounted for two of the Dogs goals; Jarman had two; senior Conner Clark had one and Senior Peyton Hoppengardner had one. 

The Dogs face AAAAAA Apalachee this Thursday. 

In JV action the boys and girls both have matches this week at home this week. On Wednesday both teams have Clarke-Central at home with the girls starting at 5 p.m. and the boys at 7 p.m. On Friday both JV teams will play Apalachee at home, same times.

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