Bucs take the lead in North Bay­side race

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of games.

“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

PHOTO BY CHRIS KNAUSS

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.

PHOTO BY DAVID INSLEY

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.

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