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Central has easy time moving on; Red Devils sent home with shutout

Central has easy time moving on; Red Devils sent home with shutout
Central has easy time moving on; Red Devils sent home with shutout | Central has easy time moving on; Red Devils sent home with shutout
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