With an angry fall storm on the way, the boys varsity soccer team came out champions over Greenville in their final game of the OK White Conference Tournament. This game was purely centered around the first half, as the Rangers dominated both sides until the game was called off in a 2-1 win.
With only two more guaranteed games, boys soccer knew they had to make every minute count as they ran up and down the field with a rather vigorous playstyle. The Yellow Jackets suffered blow after blow from the Ranger offense. Sophomore forward Noah Gleason and freshman forward Roman Brummel were at the helm in the first few minutes of the game. Despite the incoming storm, Roman managed to bury an early goal into the back of the net at 29 minutes, bringing the FHC bench a lot of energy. This was halted, however, when lightning flared across the sky, delaying the game for 30 minutes.
The Yellow Jackets’ offensive pressure was prime after the delay, but was quickly exterminated by the opposing Ranger defense. With senior captains Matthew Mahoney and Mason Corcoran, the FHC backfield held strong, only allowing one solid shot in the first 35 minutes of the game. This goal was blocked by freshman goalie Lance Childers, who played phenomenally and was key for the Ranger communication throughout.
Noah scored the second and final goal of the game for the Rangers later in the half after a solid through ball that he poked perfectly into the net. Shortly following, the Yellow Jackets were allowed another chance on net that they took advantage of, finishing the half 2-1. After halftime, the storm surged to an aggressive battle of wind and rain that cancelled the game for good, giving the Rangers 7th place in the conference.
The Rangers now move to 4-9 overall on the season, and are scheduled to play Holt on Thursday, October 15 in the first round of the district tournament.