Hart County Soccer Team goes 3-0 in District Play
By Stanley Bell/Edited by Scotty Dennis
Hart County played Marion County Tuesday night on their home field. Marion County was the first to score but an assist from Cameron Tennyson gave Raider, Carter Shelton, the score to tie the game.
Braydon Bell follows with another score at 12 minute mark in the first half. Closing the first half, Hart County is up 2-1. Marion County didn’t let up in the second half, they scored with eight minutes left in the game, once again, forcing another tie, 2-2. Hart County made several good attempts at the goal and came up short. Sliding through five minutes of the first overtime without either team scoring, the game leads on into a second overtime. Keeping a district win as the driving force both teams gave it their all. Carter Shelton received a pass from Tanner Sweet with one minute left on the clock during the second overtime. Shelton scored the winning goal 3-2. This moment will go down in the books as Hart County Boys Soccer team’s very first win against Marion County.
LaRue County came to battle Hart County at home on Thursday night. Hart County’s Kyler Goosetree, opened the game with the first goal. In an alliance, Brayden Bell continued with another score assisted by Carter Shelton keeping the lead 2-0 in the first half against LaRue County. A countdown of eight minutes in the second half proved Hart County’s perseverance to not let LaRue County score, much less win. Brayden Bell received a foul inside the box and gave Hart County a PK shot. Score!!! Carter Shelton earned a win, 3-0, putting Hart County and Taylor County on top in the District Play with a 3-0 record each, for the season.
In an effort to take the Number One spot in the District, Hart County will travel to Taylor County on September 26. Hart County will be battling, Ryan Maynard, Taylor County’s number one player in scoring on the KHSAA stat leaders, with an average of 2.2 per game, as well as the Top Assist Leader, River Russell, with an average of 1.1 assists per game.
Hart County’s 4th Top Scorer, Braydon Bell, on the KHSAA stat leaders, averaging 2.5 per game and the 11th ranked Assist Leader, Carter Shelton, averaging an equivalency of 1.1 per game will be ready and waiting for the showdown amongst the two teams.
Hart County Soccer team has best season ever with a 10-4 record and it’s the first time going 3-0 in District since starting their soccer team.
Hart County will host Monroe County on Tuesday, the 25th for Lady Raider and Raiders Senior night. This will be the last home game for the Raiders. On Wednesday, the 26th, Hart County will travel to Taylor County followed by n game on Thursday night, the 27th, against Bethlehem.