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‘Cats crush Russell County on the pitch

Published 10:47am Friday, March 15, 2013

By Ed Bailey

“The Beautiful Game” was just that for the Benjamin Russell Wildcats boys soccer team, as they lit up the Russell County Warriors for 10 goals while allowing none.
With the win, the Wildcats improved to 9-5-1 on the year and remained perfect in area play.
Their record stands at 3-0.
Five different Wildcats found the back of the net during the contest.
For much of the contest, all the scoring came compliments of Cole Grogan and Dalton Lucas. Grogan and Lucas each netted hat tricks in the game, and both players scored twice in the first half.
BRHS captain Richie Bradshaw got in on the scoring binge with a high corner kick that landed in the upper right portion of the goal at the 45th minute.
Andy Myer scored as well, using his footwork to bamboozle the Warriors’ interior defense before firing one past the goalkeeper at the 51st minute.
Grogan got his hat trick after knocking an Aron Armour strike that bounced off the post. Armour wouldn’t miss the net on his next chance, scoring at the 64th minute.
Myer delivered an assist to Blake Chappell, who did the rest at the 68th minute. Lucas scored the final goal of the game.
“It took us a while to get going,” BRHS boys soccer coach Sammy Teel said. “We knew that if we could get one in, the goals would start coming after that. We’ve got to keep pushing forward.”
Next for BRHS will be a rivalry game versus Sylacauga on Monday at the Charles E. bailey Sportplex.
The Wildcats may be without  leading assist man Grant Hudson for that contest. Hudson hurt his knee in the contest. As of press, the severity of the injury is unknown.
“We’re hoping to get some positive news on him,” Teel said