The Warren County Middle School soccer team won at home in dominating fashion Tuesday night, as the Pioneers played host to the Coffee County Middle Red Raiders at Nunley Stadium.
The Pioneers crushed the visiting Red Raiders 8-0 in a game the Pioneers controlled from the beginning. The Pioneers were led by F.D. de Santiago, who had three goals for a hat trick. John Jackson scored two goals, while Ayden Guerara, David Castro and Josiah Jackson contributed a goal apiece.
“It was a good win. Our team is really strong this year, but the challenge in the beginning of the season is figuring out the best lineups and positions for the team,” said WCMS coach Matt Jackson. “I’m blessed with some boys who have great athletic ability and soccer skill, and I have a number of players that play multiple positions, so I’m tinkering with the positions to find the best fit right now.”
The Pioneers dominated the first half, and the visiting Red Raiders hardly advanced the ball to their side of the field, making it hard for them to control the Pioneer attack. Santiago’s three goals and Jackson’s two, gave the Pioneers a comfortable lead going into the half. The second half was much of the same, as the Pioneers scored three more goals, thanks to Guerara, Castro and a header off a corner kick by Josiah Jackson to score the final goal and seal the win for the Pioneers.
The Pioneers will be back on the playing field at home this Thursday against South Franklin Middle School. Time of the match is set for 6 p.m.