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By Philip Frommeyer
Sports Correspondent

The Grant County High School Boys soccer team hosted the Henry County Wildcats Sept. 29 at home.

The game started out with an early goal in the beginning of the first half from Joel Hornsby. Hornsby ran the ball up the middle and tapped the ball in with ease.
Forrest Schmitt took no chances and followed up Hornsby’s goal when he hammered the ball, like a rocket, into the right corner of the goal.

Humberto Valdovinos was looking to score a goal, so he blasted the ball at the goal, but was denied when it hit the crossbar and bounced back into play.

Valdovinos refused to give up and helped Schmitt get the ball back down to the goal. Valdovinos crashed the net hard, taking out frustration from his last near goal, and scored.
Schmitt followed up with his second goal of the game.

With less than a minute of play left in the first half, Ben Shipp scored on a penalty kick.

To start the second half, Valdovinos came out and scored four minutes in. Zack Fryman used his head and heading the ball into the goal to tack on another point.

Austin Schwab booted the ball into the net with 18 minutes left to play, followed by Marco Navarette who found the back of the net with just four minutes left in the game.

The game ended when Eddie Maya scored the 10th and final goal of the game and the referees invoked the mercy rule, when a game is called when a team reaches 10 points ahead of their opponent.

All of GCHS’s senior soccer players scored during the game, which was the first time the team had a shutout against an opponent and the mercy rule was invoked.

The Grant County Braves played their final game of the regular season at 7:30 p.m.  at Scott County on Oct. 2. Results were not available at press time.