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BRHS soccer takes down Eagles

Published 10:25am Friday, April 18, 2014

The streak is over.
The Benjamin Russell Wildcats’ season-long streak of shutting out area opponents came to an end versus Carroll-Ozark Wednesday. However, the boys went on to crush the Eagles 9-2 and clinch their second straight area title.
Carroll-Ozark struck first before the Wildcats’ picked up their play, and Teel said he wasn’t pleased with the allowance of goals.
“The boys knew what we needed to do,” BRHS boys soccer coach Austin Teel said. “But seeing our shutout streak end was something I was very upset about. Our defense and our goalie have something to work on now. That’s what happens when you write off a game thinking you’ve already won it.”
Grant Hudson led the way with three goals. Cole Grogan and Alex Johnson each scored two goals, and Matt Smith and Phillip Speake each found the net once.
“All in all, it feels good to accomplish our first goal, which was to win the area,” Teel said. “We’ve conquered one goal, and it’s on to the next goal, which is winning in the playoffs.”
BRHS is slated to host Homewood in the first round of the playoffs. But there is one more home game to play in the regular season as the Wildcats host Smiths Station on Senior Night.
“Smiths Station is always a tough game,” Teel said. “But our boys and girls are very much looking forward to this game.”
BRHS girls will play the Lady Panthers a 4 p.m. today, with the boys game to follow at 6 p.m.