PK with just 1.2 seconds left caps Ads rally

One of the most exciting plays in all of sports netted the Farragut High School boys soccer team a victory last week.

The Ads were trailing Knoxville West at home Wednesday night, March 11, with less than 10 minutes to play before they got an equalizer from Nathan Miller.

The match remained tied until Timi Omitaomu was fouled inside the goal box and was awarded a penalty kick with just 1.2 seconds remaining. He converted the set piece, his second goal of the game, which gave the Ads a 3-2 victory over the Rebels.

Farragut (2-0) trailed 1-0 and 2-1 before coming back and keeping its perfect record intact.

“I’m glad, but it wasn’t our best game,” FHS fifth-year head coach Ray Dover said. “I’m glad that we came back against West because West is a good team.

“I’m happy with the grit that we showed to come back, but we have a lot of work to do, a lot to work on,” he added. “I told the kids that I was happy with the grit that they showed, and if they continue to show that kind of grit, work rate and never-give up attitude we’ll get to where we want to go.”

The Admirals, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will miss a chance to get better. They were scheduled to play in the Smoky Mountain Cup in Gatlinburg this week, but they won’t be there because Knox County Schools has suspended all athletic competition at least through Sunday, April 5.

Farragut 3 Greeneville 1

Farragut opened its 2020 campaign with a 3-1 win against Class AA power Greeneville at home Tuesday, March 10.

The Admirals got goals from Omitaomu, Miller and senior forward Ben Lewis.

Farragut also had its struggles in the season-opening match against the Greene Devils.

“This was the first time that we were able to play on our field, and our pace is a big concern,” Dover said. “We practiced on it on Monday (March 9) and then we had games on it on Tuesday and Wednesday.

“We had been playing and practicing on short turf fields.”