Soccer war ends in draw

Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Mark Wilkerson presents a $250 check to Forrest soccer coach Doc Miller on behalf of the membership of the Spring Hill UAW Local 1853.

The Marshall County Tigers traveled to Chapel Hill Thursday night to take on their cross-county rivals, the Forrest Rockets, in a game that was full of spirited play from both squads.

It was a war. The late season game was a highly contested, physical encounter that ended in a 1-1 draw.

There was much on the line in the contest, including the all-important seeding for the District 11A/AA Tournament that begins in two weeks.

The Tigers got off the bus from Lewisburg ready to play and ready as ever to break their seven-year losing streak to the Rockets.

After paying their respects to the graduating members of Forrest on Senior Night, Marshall County was ready to get some respect. The Tigers have one of their best teams in years and are in the thick of the district seeding battle. They stand at 1-1-1 in the District and 4-2-1 overall, while the Rockets are 0-1-3 in District 11A/AA and are 3-1-3 on the season.

See Wednesday's Tribune for the complete story.