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Bay High Tigers rout Greene County Wildcats 5-0 in first round soccer playoffs
By Joseph W. Gex, II
Jan 28, 2014, 13:23

Parker Rose heads the ball towards teammate Ethan Loftin, right, as Bo Bowman covers during the Bay High Tiger's 5-0 shutout of the visiting Greene County Wildcats Monday evening in first round soccer playoff action. Loftin scored two goals in the game and Rose had one score.

The inclement weather that blew into the area Monday evening and Tuesday forced the state soccer playoff schedule to adjust games throughout the state. The Bay High Tigers and the St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws both played their games their first round games on Monday.
The Tigers (14-4-2) disposed of the Greene County Wildcats 5-0 at Joe D. McCullouch Stadium/Tank Williams Field.
Bay High head coach Kelly Ross commented, “We came out ready to play in the second half. Once we got that second goal in the second half, we played fine. But, up until that point, we struggled somewhat. We have to come out more intense as the road does not get any easier. I was pleased with how we responded in the second half but we will work hard to play that way from the beginning.”
The Tigers led 1-0 at intermission as Ethan Lofton scored in the first 90 seconds of the game.
Parker Rose scored the team’s second goal with about 33 minutes left in the game. Lofton added his second goal several minutes later to make the score 3-0. Heath Sahuque and Trey Necaise each scored in the final 20 minutes of play to make the final tally. Mark Johnson added two assists in the game. Grant Adam recorded the shutout in goal.
The St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws (14-7-1) defeated Northeast Jones 1-0 on the road Monday evening. Andrew Elkins scored the Rocks’ goal off an assist by Dustin Bosch. Owen Betz recorded the shutout in goal.
SSC head coach Ryan Joiner stated, “Overall, we did a good job pressing the ball up field. We had 17 shots on goal and limited them to just one shot. We have to work on putting our chances away. We hit the post twice and the crossbar once along with other close misses. Mason Favre made some things happen for us tonight at midfield. Now, we get back to work for the second round.”
The Rocks will play the winner of the Newton County/North Pike game on Saturday, Feb. 1. The Tigers will travel to the winner of the West Lauderdale/Magee game on Saturday. The Hancock Hawks ended their season with a 3-0 loss to the Biloxi Indians on Monday evening in the Class 6A state soccer playoffs.
The Lady Tigers and the OLA Crescents are scheduled to play at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. The Lady Tigers host Northeast Jones while the Crescents host Clarksdale.


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