Russell's late goal gives Tigers 2-2 tie with Cascade

Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Luke Estes making the run to score a goal in the first half.

On Tuesday, April 17th, Marshall County High School hosted the Cascade Champions in a hard fought game that eventually ended in a 2-2 tie. It was apparent that both teams were looking for a win Tuesday night as both sets of goals were scored within a considerably short time span of each other.

Cascade scores first, but Tigers roar back to tie

The Tigers roared back quickly and tied the game when Sam Estes put a misplaced ball behind Cascade keeper, Anthony McPheron. The tie game intensified both squads and it seemed they worked even harder to break through and seize the important Region 6 A-AA victory. The two teams went into the half time break knotted at 2-2.

The Tigers setting up the wall on a Cascade penalty kick.

Early in the second half, at the 65th minute, a yellow card was given to Tiger forward A. J. Morrow for an apparent late slide tackle.

Russell ignites crowd with

late goal

Photos by P. Lee/Pullen Photography Stephen Jobe from MCHS and a Cascade striker battle for the header.

The Tigers were now in a 2-1 hole and the entire squad knew it was time to pick up the intensity if they were going to tie the match and give themselves a chance to win

With just over three minutes left, Tiger senior Trey Russell lifted his team by scoring tying goal to break the tie. Russell's goal would be the last score of the game as both teams left the pitch without the icebreaker.

MCHS traveled to Page on April 20, and then faced Cascade on the road for a rematch on April 24.