Bucs take the lead in North Bayside race
“But then, after a while, we began to break it down a little bit, find an advantage, an open man, and we capitalized on it,” Outten added. “Colonel Richardson is having a good start to this year, and they’re playing well. After a couple of goals, we managed to make it happen a little more easily, but the first goal... we had a couple of early opportunities but just couldn’t do it.”
After four unsuccessful shots, Alex Weese made it 1-0 in the 22nd minute. Sixty seconds later, Judah Bropst added a tally to that lead. Goals by Bryan Langford and McLain Mogel — his first of the season — made it 4-0.
“It feels pretty good. On jayvee, I’ve always played center back, never really moved up that much,” said Mogel, one of two sophomores on var- sity. “They’re pretty set on center backs up on varsity, so they moved me up to left wing.
“I had one or two shots, and then got my goal, my very first goal on varsity,” Mogel added. “I was pretty excited.”
Kent Island put three more into the net as the second half progressed, on shots by Ben Herlihy (his first varsity goal, coming on a header in the 66th minute) Nate Driver, and Maddox Tinjum.
Colonel (4-2, 3-1) avoided a shutout with a goal in the 67th minute by Josh Saunders. Carl Banks added another with 7:14 left on the clock.
“I think in the first half, they did out-hustle us,” Coloreturn
Kent Island running back Ke’Juan Johnson looks for running room after a handoff from quarterback Matt Burnside during the first half Friday night against Parkside.
Kent Island’s Luke Patterson puts his left foot on the ball to pass it to a teammate during last Wednesday’s game at Colonel Richardson.