GRC boy’s soccer dominates their house on senior night, remains undefeated

Published 10:35 am Tuesday, September 29, 2020

BY JON PAUL MARTIN , Sports Correspondent

If senior night was a recipe, it would have started with all the best ingredients — beautiful weather, an undefeated team, a great group of seniors and total control of the turf.

The opponent was Rowan County, also undefeated this season.

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The George Rogers Clark High School boy’s soccer team soared across the field as if they have a connection with the ball and know exactly where it would end up.

The team and its strength are solidified by the intentional influence and maturity of the team seniors that were honored.

Pregame, the eight seniors where adorned with gift bags and matted photos of game highlights — gifts they will cherish representing the good times and lessons learned while playing the game.

The seniors were joined by their families on the field to be honored for their contribution to this team over the years. This year was a little different, of course, due to distancing guidelines and masks, but for just a moment, all things felt normal for everyone that was in attendance.

The first half had the Cards on their toes. The game remained scoreless for the first 35 minutes.

With around five minutes left in the first half, Kyler Gashel scored a goal off a corner kick by Nathan Sidwell bringing the rain, both figuratively and literally to Cardinal Stadium.

The slippery turf played a part in the second half of the game, but Trevon Curtis managed to pull off one more goal assisted by Prakash Bhattarai ending the game at 2-0 and leaving the Cards undefeated for the season.