– Cameron Buss / Sports Section Editor –
On Thursday, May 4, the Trojan soccer team played the Munford High School Cougars. It was a cold night for a game, with harsh winds and pouring rain. Both teams struggled to adjust to these conditions.
In a game that consisted of three lead changes, the Trojans scored the winning goal with six minutes remaining. Munford scored first with a goal in the first 15 minutes of play. Toward the end of the first half, the Trojans scored to tie the game 1-1 at halftime. Junior Logan Byars scored the goal, with the assist from senior Coleman Self.
Soon after the first half began, the Trojans scored again to take a 2-1 lead. Freshman Cole Bevis crossed the ball from the right side of the field in front of the goal; the ball deflected off a Munford defender backwards into the goal for an own goal. With 20 minutes left in the game, Munford scored to tie the game at 2-2.
With six minutes remaining, the Trojans scored the game winning goal. After several deflections in front of the goal, the ball bounced to freshman Luke Medlin, who shot the ball and scored. The Trojans broke the tie and secured the win.
“The team rallied together in the final minutes to get the game winning goal. Each player had a desire to win, and that pushed everyone to leave all they had on the field,” Byars said.