Knights name captains

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By Jesse Osbourne

After six long weeks, the Marion County High School boys' soccer team named captains for the team.

"It's been a long six weeks, trying to figure that out," Knights Head Coach Greg Conley said. "It's the longest I've waited in my career I think. We've been waiting for leadership to emerge."

Conley gave the nod to seniors Dylan Browning and Ethan Drury. Juniors Scott Hunt and John Southall were also given the captain role by Conley.

The coach said Hunt made a speech in the last two weeks that has really helped the team come together.

"A lot of it was about respecting each other but the biggest part was about being a family," Conley said.

The coach said Browning and Drury have been with the program since he has been there. He added that Southall has shown he wants to be a leader and to be a captain on and off the field.

With captains in tact, the Knights had an up and down week.

Saturday they tied 2-2 with Fort Knox in a very winnable game.

"Actually we should have beaten them," Conley said. "We made a silly mistake trying to pass back to the goalkeeper and they put it away in the last four minutes of the game."

The Knights were up 2-0 only 26 minutes into the game on goals by Southall and Christian Carmona.

Fort Knox would punch one in before halftime to cut the lead to 2-1 but the mistake on defense would seal the Knights fate as time ran out.

On Thursday at home the Knights suffered a 4-2 loss to rival Anderson County despite being tied 1-1 at the half.

The Knights held the 1-1 tie until 20 minutes into the second half when Anderson drilled two goals a minute apart from each other.

Carmona and Southall had goals for the Knights.

Tuesday of last week the Knights rolled against Garrard County, smashing the Golden Lions 8-0.

"It felt really good. We moved the ball really well," Conley said. "We had the same lapses we had in the Nelson County and Fort Knox game. We're young and we can't focus the entire 80 minutes. Sometimes they look spectacular but we can't sustain it for 80 minutes."

Tuesday the Knights took a long bus ride to play Southwestern. Results were unknown at press time. The Knights host Taylor County Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Saturday they travel to Bowling Green to play Warren East at 7 p.m. They return home Tuesday to face Danville at 6:30 p.m.