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Pioneers outlast Saints
Baylor Hitchcock
James Clark photo Baylor Hitchcock was a big part of the WCMS defense which shut out DeKalb County 1-0.

Bumps, bruises and yellow cards were all more likely outcomes than goals in Smithville Friday.

The Warren County Middle School soccer team was able to prevail in a chippy game, winning 1-0 over DeKalb County on a late penalty kick from Joan Garcia.

“We kept our head down and stayed the course,” said WCMS coach Ario Zadeh. “Our defense was outstanding as usual. We were missing a few starters due to illness, so we really pulled together as a team.

“It never ceases to amaze me how they rally together.”

Warren County (5-2-1) found itself in a grudge match against its border rival. The Saints and Pioneers found themselves in a feisty game, one which featured three separate cards.

The Pioneers didn’t break the scoreless tie until a handball in the box gave the visitors a penalty kick. Garcia, the team’s leading scorer, was the obvious choice and he buried a high liner that served as the difference maker.

Warren County now sets its sights on Central Tennessee Conference rival Franklin North. The Pioneers will welcome the Gators Monday for a 5:30 p.m. kickoff.