Kouts 2, Winamac 1
Kouts scored in the game’s 77th minute to take the win.
All of the game’s scoring occurred in the final 13 minutes of the contest. Winamac freshman Tyler Hintz scored on an assist by Adam Wallace with eight minutes left to pull the Warriors into a 1-1 tie before Kouts scored the game-winner five minutes later.
“We’re very proud of our kids. We went wire-to-wire with a pretty good team without two of our normal starters due to injury,” Winamac coach Mark Eber said. “We have things we need to iron out, there are a couple things we need to understand as a team. But the kids showed what they can do. Our keeper [Austen Brown] was phenomenal for his first time out there. He kept us in the game. We just build on this next week and good things will happen for these kids.”
John Glenn 2, Caston 0
Glenn struck in the first five minutes and in the final two minutes in a win in Fulton.
“I’m disappointed in our yellow card accumulation today,” Caston coach Nars Sanchez said. “We had three players booked for hard fouls. Lack of control and discipline led to poor decisions that ultimately culminated in three bookings. We need to get a handle on our emotions and do a better job of letting our play take care of the outcome of games and not vice versa.
“Again, impressed with our younger players, they are stepping and playing vital minutes while our team is fighting through early season growing pains. We lacked control in the middle of the pitch today and committed too many in the attack and were constantly being run on in counter attacks. The defense played solid, however, we need to a better job up the flanks and in and around the goal.”