The visiting Knights were the early aggressor, pushing the ball deep into Bears territory for much of the first 10 minutes. They got it in there it just didn’t stay for long – including long enough for them to set up many shots on goal.
Nevertheless they had their moments.
That is until Braden Anderson finally put the host on the board with 29:46 showing. Patrick Braxton was fouled. Dylan Baughman put the free kick into play. He put it in deep where an Evans defender headed it back out. Back out that is to where Anderson was positioned. He put it into the right side of the net.
That was to signal the beginning of a momentum change in favor of the Bears.
Andrew Weber, working his way past two defenders for a one-on-one with the keeper, made it 2-0 with 12:28 left in the half.
That’s how the first finished up. Houston County added two more in the second to win 4-0.
Steven Moore, a freshman, scored the third with just over 24 minutes left to play. It kind of set the world back in balance. You see about a minute earlier he had been denied a goal when a teammate got overly excited and helped tap it in. The problem was two-fold: One, it was going to go in on its own and two, the teammate was offsides.
The fourth goal found Colin Little doing a little backpedaling just to the left of the net but still with enough foot power to tap it in before he fell.
It was shutout No. 13 for the Bears and win No. 16 with only one loss. The Knights finished up their year 10-7-0.
Also finishing up their year was the Demons. They fell 5-1 at Glynn Academy and were eliminated. They finished 7-9-1.