Rebels clinch playoff spot with win over MHS

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The Legacy boys soccer crew has set alone in place for a excellent end in District 2-6A.

The Rebels ongoing their reliable participate in on protection and extra a few of aims on offense for a 2- victory more than rival Midland Superior at Grande Communications Stadium on Friday evening.

With the get, LHS (13-3-6, 7–3, 17 factors in district) jumps back into to start with place by a place over idle Wolfforth Frenship and also clinched a playoff location with two regular year matches remaining.

The achievements this calendar year has built up for last 12 months when the Rebels skipped the playoffs and struggled to come across the back again of the internet.


“The worst we can do now is 2nd position, which is even far better, so ideally we’ll be internet hosting,” LHS coach Chris Bryant said. “To go from last put to to start with position is pretty impressive when you consider about it.”

This yr, the in general returning working experience is paying out off and the Rebels’ protection has been stellar as LHS has allowed just 3 plans in district participate in guiding freshman goalkeeper Christopher Moreno.

“To go 10 video games and make it possible for a few ambitions, is spectacular,” Bryant explained. “Chris has designed some awesome will save as a freshman. It is exciting to look at that kid.”

Moreno and defense served the Rebels keep on to a 1- direct likely into intermission. The objective arrived with 12:43 remaining when DJ Davis scored on a penalty kick, pursuing a handball simply call on MHS in the box.

“Today was the last video game for my seniors to play Midland Large and I had to participate in for them,” claimed Davis, a junior midfielder. “To go out on top rated and put us in initially, intended a whole lot to the group and mentor too.”

In a match that experienced in the vicinity of misses for each sides, Davis’ aim was vital into getting some substantially-wanted momentum for the 2nd fifty percent.

MHS (6-8-3, 4-5-1, 9 points) ongoing to struggle scoring objectives as the Bulldogs possibly could not end or the LHS protection would squash prospects.

“Yeah, it was really annoying,” MHS coach Jason Bush explained. “It’s form of how our period has been heading outplay the other workforce other than on the scoreboard.

“The players know each other fairly very well from taking part in club and things. They sort of held us with less possibilities to rating when compared to the initial recreation (a 1- decline on Feb. 8). We still experienced likelihood to put them in. We didn’t do it and they did.”

Davis was brief to give props for his protection for coming up with the shutout.

“I’ve bought my freshman keeper and I’ve bought Josh Crabtree, Gunner Meade and Alan Martinez holding it down on defense,” Davis said. “They all simply click so well that nobody can get previous them.”

The Rebels extra their next intention with 14:22 left in the contest when Rolando Pratts scored off a deflection off the MHS goalkeeper.

Midland High is now faced in a will have to-win predicament in the past two matches of the time if it wants to make the playoffs. The Bulldogs future journey to confront Abilene Substantial on Tuesday.

“We’re not out of it but we have to have items go our way,” Bush claimed. “Obviously (the Bulldogs) wished to get from their crosstown rival but this recreation is around now and it is time transfer on to the next just one, Abilene. I think we’ll do effectively.”

Legacy up coming hosts San Angelo Central on Tuesday and Bryant claimed his workforce must not overlook the final-area Bobcats.

“We know Tuesday is a large game and the documents in our district do not display any one currently being weak,” Bryant mentioned. “With that staying claimed, we’ve got to continue to keep pushing ourselves. We want that gold ball. That is what we want, that is what we have been preventing for. Three years ago, when I came in, I explained to them I wanted that gold ball and which is been the chat in the locker place all 12 months long.”

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2022 District 2-6A boys soccer standings

(general documents in parentheses)

Details (2-win 1-tie)

            W        L         T         Pts.

x-Legacy (13-3-6)          7          0          3         17

x-Frenship (15-2-2)        7          1          2         16

Permian (7-8-3)           5         3          3          13

Odessa (8-6-4)             5          3          2          12

Midland (6-8-3)           4          5          1          9

Abilene (3-10-3)           1          8          0          2

Central (1-13-4)            0          9          1          1

x-cliched playoff place

Friday’s scores

Legacy 2, Midland Large Odessa Permian 1, San Angelo Central Abilene Significant at Odessa Substantial, late. Wolfforth Frenship was open up

Tuesday’s matches

San Angelo Central at Legacy Midland High at Abilene Substantial Wolfforth Frenship at Odessa Significant Odessa Permian is open

 

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