Farragut High School’s boys soccer team continued its hot start to the 2017 season with a key non-district victory Thursday, March 30. The Admirals routed Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett 5-1 in a game that could be a possible preview of a state Sectional match in May.
“That’s why we play those teams,” Farragut head coach Ray Dover said after his Admirals dismantled the Indians before a spirited house at Farragut Soccer Stadium. “We may see them in May and that’s why we want to play teams like them.
“They’re in our section and they’re a good team. Our guys just played well tonight.”
The Ads [7-0-1 starting the week] scored on half of their quality chances and got a pair of goals from Wes Jeter.
Farragut darted to a 1-0 lead when Zach Shopovick tallied midway through the first half.
The Indians [5-1] managed to get just three shots off during the first 40 minutes. Mitchell White, who started for the Admirals in the net and played the entire first half, made the stops he had to make.
Meanwhile, Jeter extended the Admirals’ advantage to 2-0 on a long-range shot just before halftime in the 39th minute.
“I think we came out slow and we struggled a little bit in the beginning of the game,” said Jeter, a sophomore who scored his second marker of the match just after halftime. “But whenever we started scoring, the ball just kept going in.”
Jeter’s second tally of the match, which came in the 43rd minute, was struck with so much force that KDB goalkeeper Jacob Park landed deep in the netting.
Dover had to stress communication early in the match, but once the Admirals began to
talk their intensity stepped up
“We really hammer communication at all levels of the field. If you don’t talk, it’s like letting your teammates dribble through the forest blindfolded,” Dover said.
Farragut took a 4-0 lead when Elizar Millan tallied in the 64th minute.
The Admirals closed out the scoring when Jake Cole took a feed from Arnold Herrera and promptly banked it past Park and into the back of the Indians’ net.
Dobyns-Bennett got on the board in the 67th minute when Will Arrowood scored.