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Boys' soccer team is off to a great start

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By Dwane Wilder

The Campbell County United boy’s middle school soccer team remains unbeaten after its first two matches.

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CC United, which is 1-0-1 overall with one win and a tie, will put its record on the line this afternoon (Thursday) at Clinton. The match is scheduled to begin 6 p.m.

On Monday afternoon at Norris, CC United won 5-2 in a game called early due to stormy weather. Jake Ward scored two goals, while Jacob Lasley, Mathew Laxton and Noah Elorifi had one each.

Last week, CC United opened its season against Berean Christian. The two teams battled to a 1-1 tie Thursday afternoon at Jacksboro Middle School. Both goals came during the second half.

Ward scored for CC United on a pass from Eli Cross. Berean Christian got on the scoreboard with a corner kick late in the second half.

There are only four 8th graders on the roster for CC United. The rest are either 7th graders or 6th graders.

“Last year, most of these kids played jayvee soccer,” CC United coach Bryan Horton said.

“They’re just having to adjust to the size and speed of the varsity game. We’re going to do fine. “I think we will be one of the strongest teams in the division. It’s going to be a two or three-horse race in the division, and I think we’ll be right in there with them.”

CC United will host Pigeon Forge next Thursday (April 26).