The boys high school team played its first game of the season against Ballard County, a similar beginning program who are playing their first varsity season.
The Soccer Patriots dominated all aspects of the game from start to finish, with a convincing 5-1 victory.
The size, skill and strength of the Massac squad was prevalent throughout play. The Bombers were constantly having to fend off offensive attacks and pressure.
Caleb Parker got the honor of being the first Patriot of the season to score with a center strike on goal at the 5:25 mark. Scoring continued for Massac in the first half with J.R. Reinwald at the 31:26 minute and a Ballard own-goal off of well-placed Patriot throw-in, giving the Patriots the 3-0 lead at halftime.
The Patriot barrage continued in the second half even with Massac rotating the entire bench into the game.
Kyle Reinwald played a long-distance assist to Ben Mescher for a well-played goal.
Freshman Derek Lawrence, while on a deep left run-out, bent a 25-yarder into the goal that “wowed” the crowd to round-out the Massac scoring for the night.
Solid Patriot back defense and goalkeeping continually thwarted nearly all of the Bomber offensive build-up attempts in the convincing win.
The Soccer Patriots are back in action Thursday night at Harrisburg.