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Mercer soccer wins fourth consecutive district title

The Mercer County boy’s soccer team won their fourth consecutive district title Thursday night by defeating West Jessamine 3-0.

Daarik Gray

Herald Staff

The Mercer County boys soccer team continued their dominance of the 46th District Thursday night, as they won their fourth consecutive district title, beating West Jessamine 3-0.

“The past players have developed this program and we are just trying to add on to the history,” said Mercer County Head Coach Garrett Stark, who has a 13-3 record against district opponents in his three years.

Mercer County took the lead, 1-0, 17 minutes into the game after a cross from Will Rogers was finished by junior Garrett Dean.

“I saw Will going down the line and I saw that I was unmarked so I cut through the middle and I tried to go through the gaps that they had and Will played a good ball and I just got a foot to it and it deflected off of their player and went in,” said Dean, whose goal was the only one of the first half.

In the second half the Titans got a goal from Cody Shackelford eight minutes in as his shot from 22 yards out hit the ground just in front of West Jessamine goalkeeper David Miller and bounced just over his head and into the goal, giving the Titans a 2-0 lead.

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