Boys’ Soccer is Back


Rennie Skinner

Nolan Waller (12) kicks the ball away in game against Calloway County.

Shep Esper

The boys’ soccer team started the season off the season with a well-deserved 4-1 win against Trigg County. The team was led with two goals each from midfielder Mase Atnip (9) and winger Dawson Black (10), with assists from striker Jacob West (12) and winger Alex McMillan (10).

In the second game of the year the boys played hard but fell 6-1 to Madisonville North-Hopkins. Midfielder Nathaniel Skinner scored right out of the gate and the team tried hard but went silent after. Center-back Nolan Waller played a great game and even saved a couple of goals on his own.

The next day the team traveled to Calloway County to take on the Lakers. Goals from midfielders Myles Middleton (12) and Atnip kept the team in the game. Unfortunately, in a battle until the end, the Lakers finished on top, 4-2.

To close off this busy week, the Tornado took on crosstown rival McCracken County. The team played hard until the end, but the fatigue from a busy week began to show. The Tornado had a lot of good chances, but never capitalized, and the Mustangs went on to win 7-0.

After the game I asked Waller how the team can turn it around after these three consecutive losses and he said, “We need to start playing more as a team, following coaches game plan and capitalizing on our chances in game.”