On the flipside, the Lady Bears and Demonettes played to a 2-2 tie. Both the girls’ squad stand at 3-1-1.
Elsewhere, Veterans’ girls and boys swept Peach County. The Lady Warhawks rolled to a 10-0 win. The Warhawks also posted a shutout, 3-0.
Veterans’ boy improved to 5-1-1 and 1-0-0 in Region 2-AAA. The girls improved to 5-2-0, 1-0-0.
As far as the Demons and Bears – no other details were known regarding the other contests – Andrew Weber scored first for Houston County. That was as he has done in four of the five contests, Head Coach Jason Kirk said. It came three minutes into the game and off a “great feed” from Patrick Braxton, Kirk said.
"The first goal is always such a big one in soccer and Andrew just seems to have a knack for getting us on top early," said. The teams traded defensive stands, he said, until late in the first half. Then, Weber “buried” a free kick from just outside the box.
He also assisted on a “big goal”, Kirk said, from Sammy Valdivia. That, he said, gave the Bears some “breathing room” and a 3-0 halftime lead.
The second half was more of the same, he added, with the teams trading hard tackles all over the pitch.
Senior goalkeeper Stephen Robertson, he also added, came up “big” for the Bears with five saves on the night, “including an exceptional sliding save that took the ball off the foot of the attacker coming hard on a one-verse-one attempt at the top of the scoring box.”
Tim O’Donnell netted goal No. 4 when he stole the ball from a defender and “drilled” it in the top corner.
It was all good news as Kirk said four different players who started the game finished it on the bench with injuries, while a couple more were playing "dinged up".
"We knew it would be a tough game and Warner Robins certainly gave us all we could handle," Kirk said. "I'm proud of our young men for persevering for the win in what was not the prettiest soccer game. It was your typical backyard brawl and we are very pleased to come out with the win."