Bearcat soccer shows up during seasonal play


GRAFTON—Since a one-point loss to Lewis County back on September 24th, the Grafton High School boys’ soccer team has dominated play as of late, winning four of their last five matches while outscoring their opponents 28-2.

On Saturday, the Bearcats hosted traditional powerhouse Brooke and dueled the Bruins to a 2-2 tie. Recording goals for the Bearcats were Marik Chambers in the first half and Stetson Sanders in the second half. Chambers and Sanders were also credited with five shots-on-goal apiece. Gage McVicker, Cody Abraham, and Levi Miller were also credited with shots-on-goal.

After going toe-to-toe with the Bruins in the first half, Grafton would head into the locker room at halftime tied 1-1. Brooke would take a 2-1 lead in the second half on a goal by junior Liam Cronin and then another Bruins goal, this time by junior Hunter Adams, would extend Brooke’s lead to 2-1.

With 12 seconds left in the contest and the Bruins clinging to that one-goal lead, the Bearcats’ Marik Chambers was able to place a free kick to teammate Stetson Sanders to tie the game on a beautiful header, bringing the score to its final of 2-2.

The Bearcats were able to take the momentum from that game into their game with North Marion on Tuesday as they hosted the North Marion Huskies at McKinney Field.

The Huskies were no match for the Bearcats as Grafton delivered a powerful performance, winning by the score of 9-0.

Scoring multiple goals for the Bearcats were Stetson Sanders, Colton Sanders, and Hunter Taylor, while Joey Charlton, Layne England, and Cody Abraham were also able to find the back of the net. England, S. Sanders, and Cody Abraham were also credited with assists in the contest.

The Bearcats were back in action on Thursday but the results of that contest were not immediately available. Their next home match will be on Tuesday as they host the Lincoln Cougars at McKinney Field.

That contest is scheduled to start at 8:00 p.m.

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