Murray County’s Indians unleashed the Garcia brothers on Ridgeland on Friday night and waltzed into the championship match of the Walker County Soccer Tournament.
The Indians (2-0) defeated the Panthers, 3-1, and will play Southeast’s Raiders today at noon for the title.
“It was all about the brothers Garcia when it came to scoring,” Murray coach Randy Baggett said.
Jose Garcia scored two goals, one in the first half that was on an assist by Jose Valdovinos. Victor Garcia scored his goal in the second half.
“Our strong defensive effort was led by goalie Rolando Reyes,” Baggett said.
Southeast 4, Fannin County 0: Four different Southeast players scored goals, helping the Raiders (2-0) advance to today’s title game against Murray County in the Walker County Tournament match played at LaFayette.
Freddy Acuna got the Raiders going with his goal and Jorge Martinez followed with a second goal. Miguel Martinez’s 25-yard chip outside the penalty area gave Southeast a 3-0 lead, and a header by Johnny Martinez off a corner kick capped the scoring.
David Padilla got the shutout in goal.
“The match against Murray County will be tough,” Southeast coach Jamison Griffin said. “I’ve heard good things about them.”
The title match will be played at Ridgeland High School at noon.
Darlington boys 2, Northwest 1: Darlington’s two first-half goals at the 29th and 37th minutes were enough to send the Bruins to their second straight loss to open the season.
The Bruins’ goal came from Jonathan Barrera with less than two minutes left in the first half.
Northwest goalie Edis Krnjic, who is from Bosnia, recorded eight saves.
Dalton boys 7, Hiram 0: Luis Salazar scored three goals and the Cats outshot the Hornets, 47-4, in a successful season debut at Hiram.
Juan Valez added two goals while Tony Ortega and Juan Ortiz added one each.
Marco Bautista got the shutout in goal.
Dalton girls 3, Hiram 0: When Cindy Hernandez, who scored a first-half goal, went down with an injury the Lady Cats (1-1) were in good hands.
Reserve Nyneju Nmah came off the bench to replace Hernandez and scored two goals in a physical game.
Substitute goalie Lorena Leon got the shutout. Dalton outshot Hiram, 13-7, and Leon had six saves.
CHS boys 102, Metro Christian 44: The Lions (24-9) had six players in double figures, led by Chris Hunsucker’s 24 points in the easy win over Metro Christian of Nashville, Tenn. Hunsucker also had six steals and five assists.
Stephen McClellan scored 19 points, Tyler Watkins 16, Michael Poston 14, Leland Dantzler 11 and Cody Hughes 10. Dantzler had 10 rebounds and Watkins had eight assists.
Zach Goodwin paced Metro with 14 points and Ricky Carrigan added 13.
CHS girls 63, Metro Christian 49: Savana Southerland scored 20 points to lead the Lady LIons (13-16) to the victory.
Elizabeth Henderson and Jodi Touchstone had 12 points each and Hope McKinney added 10.
Rachel Raby had a game-high 24 points for Metro Christian Academy.