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    Phoiot by Timothy fUmacy
Walkertown striker Stephen Sanchez, No. 10 in black, dribbles past two
Northwest defenders trying to score a goal.
The Northwest goalie prepares to stop a shot on goal from the Walkertown
offense.
Kicks
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some things to work on.
"My team got up 2-0 early and they began to relax in
the first half," said Tapia. "But I am here to try and push
that out of them and it helps when you have very good
players. We learned today that we cannot relax until the
game is over."
When the second half started, the Northwest offensive
players came out with an intensity they didn't show at the
beginning of the game. The Falcohs finally put one in the
net when they scored during a scramble in front of the net
following a corner kick, cutting the score in half 2-1.
Minutes later, the Falcons tied up the game when the
ball ricocheted off of a Wolfpack defender and got past
the goalkeeper. Each team attempted to break the 2-2 tie
late in the second half but both defenses held strong. The
game ended in a tie but due to this being a conference
game, penalty kicks were required to determine a winner.
Walkertown made their fust two penalty kicks, which
put the pressure on the Northwest team. The Falcons
made one of their first two, putting them behind. Both
teams then scored on one of their next two shots, leaving
Walkertown with a 3-2 advantage. The game was sealed
when the Falcons missed their last penalty shot, giving
Walkertown the victory.
Northwest head coach Kevin Bretz says at halftime
they decided to make some lineup changes and was proud
his team did not give up going down two goals early.
"Overall, this is one of the best games we have played
all season," Bretz said. "We were down 2 to nothing at
the half and we came back to tie the game and force
penalty kicks. Unfortunately, we lost the penalty kicks,
but it's a learning experience and if it happens again we
know what to work on."
Bretz continued by saying, "They shoudn't hold their
heads down because the last couple of games that's what
we have been doing. The other teams would score a cou
ple of goals, and we kind of give up but for some reason
today we fought back and we will try and get them next
time."
Photos by Timothy Ramsey
Surry Central quarter back Maisen Holt, No. 9 in
white, looks for an open receiver against the Carver
defense.
Kevon Springs, No. 15 in black, breaks free from an attempted tackle from the Surry Central defender.
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into the half.
Yellow Jacket head
coach Walter Black says he
loves to win and to be able
to pick up-fcts-fast victory
as JV head coach feels
good. He said he hopes his
team can come out this
week and play as well as
they did in the second half
of last week's game.
"I thought we started
very fast, but we didn't fin
ish the first half very well
and that was attributable to
the spirit Surry Central dis
played. They didn't quit,
they fought hard and we
kind of lost focus and they
made it a good bailgame,
but I really appreciate the
way our team finished the
game. They finished like
they want to be champions,
and I'm happy about that,"
said Black.
The Golden Eagles
attempted to build on their
late first half score as they
had possession to begin the
thitd quarter. They unfor
tunately fumbled on that
drive and Carver recov
ered. The Yellow Jackets
scored a few plays later
when McMillan hooked up
with Fogle for a touchdown
pass.
The Carver defense
continued to hold strong as
they did not allow any
more Golden Eagle drives
to develop into points.
McMillan struck again late
in the third with his second
rushing touchdown of the
night, putting Carver up
24-8 going into the fourth.
Kevon Springs capped off
the scoring for Carver was
he ran a quarterback keeper
in from 32 yards out late in
the fourth quarter.
Surry Central head
coach Monty Southern said
his team did not play as
well in the second half and
was di^^p&ointed 'n 'he
mental-penalties his team
committed.
"We felt like we fin
ished the first half pretty
strong. We went down two
scores pretty early, but we
battled back and was able
to score late in the first
half," Southern said. "It
felt like we had a little
momentum, but Carver
made some nice plays
because they jiave a lot of
speed X It's frustrating
because on defense, we felt
like we set the edge pretty
well but every time we did
n't they made us pay for it."
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Head coach Tyler Hiatt
says his guys showed signs
of a good team if they are
able to put all four quarters
together. He said they are
either starting fast and fad
ing late or starting slow and
leave their best play for the
second half.
"We do not have much
information on Carver's JV
at this point. Based on pre
vious years, I'm sure they
will have good speed in all
phases of the game that we
will have to prepare for,"
said Hiatt. "Based on pre
vious years, their strengths
will be speed in space and
the ability to have multiple
players that can make plays
on any given play."
Coach Hiatt went on to
say his team is getting bet
ter in both offense and
defensive phases of the
game. He says they have a
good football team that
competes in every quarter
of the game. He thinks his
teams' intensity is very
important and a must when
they play a team such as
Carver.
Coach Black says he
doesn't want to change
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Coach Black
much from last week but
simply wants to perfect the
schemes that are in place
now. He says he under
stands how speed can
impact the game and use
their team speed to expose
the defense in some fash
ion.
"They will probably do
some things to keep us
from doing what we like to
do and we will do some
things to try and take
advantage of the changes
they will make," Black
continued. "I hope my
guys come in with the right
attitude, ready to play hard,
and we will see how .it
goes."
Black says a successful
season for him would be an
undefeated conference sea
son but he wiU be happy as
long as his guys are work
ing hard to achieve that
goal.
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Phokw by Timothy Ramsey
Backup quarterback Maurice Reid scrambles out of the pocket during last week's practice.
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