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The Lexington Yellow Jackdts player attempts to add to the goal tatty against Atkias.
taw tome positives at the beginning of the game and our
goalie played well; we just need to work on defease.
Since they ate so young, die future is bright far us right
Coming oat of the half, Lexington s offensive intensi
ty seemed to have been turned op a few notches. The
Yellow Jackets attack was more team oriented during the
second half as they began to pass the bail around, setting
up scoring opportunities. Hurtada scored his second goal
of the game by making a penalty kick with 21.30 left in
While Ackerman only gave up one goal in the first
half, he could not withstand the constant barrage of shots
from Lexington in the second half and the flood gates
began to open. Following Hurtadas goal. Alexis OUoaui.
Mario Rcaeadiz and Jonathan Monsalvo all scored goods
which made the score 5-0.
Lexington head coach Masoo Monk was pleased with
his team in the second half, bat says he knows they have
more work to do.
"We definitely came oat m the second half very
strong Oar first half was kind of slack, but we still
played possession very wefl. bat an second half we came
out with fire and overall played a very good game," said
Monk. "We definitely need to improve on oar finishing.
Oar finishing coaid have been better this evening, bat at
the same rime we played possession well and it's probably
one of our best passing games we've had this year "
Coach Crouch says be knows his kids are making a
big transirioo from middle school to high school soccer
and the speed of the game is much faster for them. He
said hb team has a big learning curve, but will keep
preaching the basks.
Crouch continued by saying. The positive thing is
that they never gave up, they kept playing and they kept
fighting throughout the whole game. Even when the score
was going up to five, they did not give up and that's all I
ask of them. We know as the season keeps progressing
we will see these teams again so if they keep fighting, the
score will come down a little bit. I think the future is very
bright for these young men "
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High Point Central quarterback Christian Goodwine, No. 2 in white, runs
toward the first down marker in Thursday's game against West Forsyth.
High Point central wide receiver Ladarius Morris, No. 12 in white, attempts to
return a punt as Slade Garraghty, No. 20 in Mack, tries to take him to the turf.
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began to put the ball in the hands of their dynamic running
back Kendall Williams, who scored three touchdowns
Thursday evening. He credits his offensive linemen Mike
White Jr. and Isaiah Brooks for his big running lanes and
opening holes for him to run through.
"As soon as I broke out I just turned it up and went up
the field and tried to score and I got three touchdowns,"
said Williams. "I'm most proud of the way the line was
blocking and the team coming out with the win tonight. I
warn to improve on my vision and getting more first
downs and not letting teams come back on us. We have to
keep pushing 'til the end."
Williams scored his first touchdown of the night with
a spectacular run horn 18 yards out which gave West the
lead 16-8. High Point Central was able to move the ball,
but the turnovers and costly penalties at inopportune times
were their demise in the first half. Williams was able to
score again following a great punt return to the five yard
line by Darius Hill.
The score at halftone was 24-6 with West Forsyth
leading and having full control of the game. West
received the ball first in the second half and continued to
run the ball effectively. They were driving but fumbled
and High Point Central recovered on their 45 yard line.
Before the Bison could take advantage of the turnover,
quarterback Christian Goodwine threw another intercep
tion and Titan defensive back Morgan Young returned it to
the 42 yard line.
West stuck to their bread and butter and kept the ball
on the ground first with a 20-yard run from Shane Jarvis
and a 25-yard touchdown run from Williams, his third and
final touchdown of the evening. Titan head coach Jared
Erne was impressed with Williams' performance
"Kendall is our punt returner, starting corner, our start
ing tailback, and he wants the ball all the time. As long as
he is healthy and he's not tired, we are going to feed
The Bison were able to creep a little closer late in the
fourth quarter when Goodwine hooked up on a slant pass
to wide receiver Jemehyll Booker who ran it in from 22
yards out, making the score 31-16 with 5:07 left in the
game. They then forced West to punt and on their next
possession Goodwine found Booker again on a long pass
to the 12 yard line. The Bison were unable to score any
points as the Titans bent but didn't break and defense held
strong on fourth down. West took over and was able to ran
out the clock for the victory.
High Point Central bead coach Sean Scott says
turnovers and mental mistakes were their downfall during
the game, but knows they can be fixed.
"After the first drive we shot ourselves in the foot and
our offense kind of fell apart and we had to refocus and get
back to it," Scott said. "We came in and wanted to attack
the flats because we saw there was an opening, and we
wanted to play off the ends in the second half, which we
were able to do "
High Point Central is winless thus far this season, but -
will take on their cross town rival Andrews next week.
Coach Scott says his team will be focused all week and
they will be "coining to fight."
West Forsyth will take on Parkland next week in a
rematch from earlier this season.
asset as well. He says they are looking forward to today's
game and feels if his team gets past West Forsyth they can
finish 9-1 overall.
"We are going to hit them on the ground first. 1 feel
like with Zyheir Dillard back, that gives us more speed.
We are going to hit the ground running and we know they
have great coverage and a great secondary. If we can hit
them in the mouth running, I think we can give them a
game," Atwater continued.
West Forsyth has a dynamic running back of its own.
Kendall Williams is coming off a three-touchdown per
formance against High Point Central last week. This
game may come down to whichever defense can stop the
opposing offense's fantastic runners.
Both Williams and Dillard are freshman and have a
bright future ahead of them. Both runners have size and
speed and the ability to make defenders miss in the open
field. This matchup should be an exciting one.
FkoM by TtaMky Immci
Parkland defensive players practice tackling in
preparation for next week's game.
West Forsyth practices throws with quarterbacks