• Rick Capone, Sports Editor

Jackets fall to Lexington Catholic

GLENN FISTER scored the Yellow Jackets only goal during the Woodford County High School boys’ soccer team’s home game against Lexington Catholic on Thursday, Sept. 22. The Knights won 3-1. (Photo by Steve Blake/multiexposures.com)

The Woodford County High School boys’ soccer team had a tough test at home against Lexington Catholic on Thursday, Sept. 22, and while they played strong in the second half of the game, they just couldn’t get it done and lost 3-1. With the loss, Woodford is now 9-4-3 overall, 6-3-2 in the region and 2-1 in the district. In the game, according to Woodford head coach Fonyam Atanga, Woodford started slowly and struggled through the first half, but had a nice recovery and played better in the second half. “It was a tale of two halves,” said Atanga. “We were awful in the first half and very disorganized defensively, giving up three goals. We were also very disorganized. I attribute this to the fact we were missing three of our starting offensive players. “The second half was much better as we dominated possession, and put Lexington Catholic under more pressure and scored the only goal of the half.” That goal, the one bright spot of the game for the Yellow Jackets, was made by senior Glenn Fister. “It was one of 15 shots total we had in the game,” said Atanga. “He received the ball at the top of the 18, moved it from his right to his left foot and placed it accurately to the right of the keeper.” Next up, Woodford closes out its regular season. On Thursday, Sept. 29, they play Sayre. Then on Tuesday, Oct. 4, Senior Night, they play Central Hardin, which is followed by a game on Thursday, Oct. 6, when they play Mercer County to end the regular season. All games start at7:30 p.m.

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