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The games were only two days apart but the results were light years apart.
After trouncing Taylor County High School 6-2 on Thursday the Knights fell flat against district opponent Danville on Saturday, losing 5-0 on the road.
"When we're playing the way we're capable of playing, we can play with anyone," Head Coach Greg Conley said. "But I never know which team is going to show up. Last week I thought we turned the corner but we got to Danville (Saturday) and with the exception of one or two guys, I didn't see the effort."
The loss likely puts Marion County in an unfavorable position come district tournament time.
"We'll take it as we go. We've got seven or eight games to right the ship," Conley said.
Conley wanted to strike first against Danville and nearly had the chance when senior Austin Spalding got free on a break away. He was unable to convert but the Knights hung tough, down only 1-0 at halftime.
"In the second half we had moments, they just didn't last very long," Conley said.
Danville poured it on in the second half, outscoring the Knights 4-0.
Thursday was a different story as the Knights had their way with Taylor County, at least for one half.
A physical first half left the teams tied 2-2 but the Knights came out of the huddle firing in the second half.
Evan Childers netted a few quick goals to get the Knights rolling. Taylor County would never recover, losing 6-2.
This weekend the Knights host the Marion Cup. Frankfort, Meade County and Ryle come to town for a weekend of soccer.
The Knights play Frankfort at 8 p.m. on Thursday and face either Ryle or Meade County on Saturday.
They face Anderson County on the road next Tuesday.