|Central has easy time moving on; Red Devils sent home with shutout |
|Posted: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 7:02 am |
| One Obion County soccer entry lived to see another day in the world of postseason play. |
The other didn’t.
Obion Central advanced to the quarterfinals of the Region 7A-AA Tournament Monday with a 9-1 rout of McKenzie at Troy.
OC, which won its 10th match of the spring, moved on to face Westview (10-3-1) in the round of eight this evening at Martin.
South Fulton, though, saw its season end Monday with a 3-0 loss at Covington.
Today’s OC at Westview match is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m.
OC 9, McKenzie 1
Jackson Smith put on a clinic with four first-half goals as Central won the battle of the Rebels.
Jose Comacho and Alex Terrell tacked on goals before the intermission to give OC a 6-0 halftime lead.
Elliot Tomlinson scored twice in the second half for the locals, while Alejandro Ramirez also found the net.
McKenzie avoided the shutout in the final minute, scoring on a penalty kick.
Samuel Smith turned in a solid showing in goal for Obion Central (10-5-1) with seven saves.
Winning head coach Daniel Johnston complimented his entire squad, saying everyone played well in the victory.
The winner of today’s Central-Westview match will advance to Thursday’s tourney semifinals, where they will play the winner of the Milan-Crockett County matchup. Both the semifinals and championship (Tuesday, May 15) will be played in Dyersburg.
Westview will come into today’s match as the No. 1 seed from the East Division, while OC is No. 4 from the West.
Covington 3, SF 0
The lack of scoring — a season-long shortcoming — was the culprit in the Devils’ year-ending loss.
“Still, we had a good season and I’m proud of them,” South Fulton head coach Mixon Moore said of his troops afterward.
SF trailed 2-0 at the intermission.
The Red Devils ended their season with a 5-9-2 record. Published in The Messenger 5.8.12