Commodores shock Tigers in Region opener

Tony McGuireSports Editor

October 22, 2012

The Perry County Central Commodores began the 14th region tournament with the team that possessed the best record in the region, the Jackson City Tigers. The Commodores came out with a strong effort by the defense, and rode an early lead to the 3-1 win.

After a 20-minute back-and-forth battle, Jackson City picked up the first goal. The Tigers’ goal came after an over-aggressive play by the Commodores ended up in the net. The Commodores would shortly receive similar help from Jackson City.

Dylan Wooton was able to tie the game after a ball deflected off a Tiger defender, and Wooton alertly deposited it in the goal (1-1). Early in the second half, Corey Mullis played a ball to the center of the field where Tyler Mullins picked it up and netted the 2-1.

Perry Central picked up an insurance goal late in the game as Dylan Wooton received a free kick for a foul just shy of the box. Wooton made good on the shot, making the score 3-1.

The Commodores went on to win the game by the final tally of 3-1, advancing to the championship game.