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BRHS downs Opelika

Published 10:57am Thursday, April 25, 2013

Cole Grogan and Richie Bradshaw scored two goals apiece to pace the Wildcats to a dominant 6-0 victory over the Opelika Bulldogs.
Andy Myer and Dalton Lucas also found the net for BRHS.
BRHS boys soccer coach Sammy Teel said a fast start and strong defense were instrumental in the win.
“I feel that we came out really focused in the first half and just went after it,” Teel said. “All of our goals came in the first half, and our defense really played well. It was probably the key to the victory. Our midfield has done a great job of controlling the field for us. Michael Speake, Michael Mann, Cam Rayfield and Sam Sturdivant are playing great for us.”
Teel said the Wildcats will need to continue their fast starts as they head into their regular-season finale against the Aggies of Sylacauga High School and into the playoffs.
“The biggest thing for us as of late as that we’re coming out strong,” Teel said. “We have to keep doing that and continue to communicate well on the field.”
According to Teel, the Wildcats are looking forward to handing a dose of revenge to Sylacauga, who came away victorious in their last meeting.
“It really left a sour taste in our mouths,” he said. “It wasn’t just that we lost a rivalry game, but we didn’t play  to our potential. They may not be in the the playoffs, but  they’re going to give us a tough match. They want to win so they can say that we are where we are because we didn’t play the competition they did. We want to show them that in the last game, we just had an off day.”
Start time for the game is 7 p.m. tonight at the Sportplex.

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