By MICHELLE LEDFORD
Cherokee Flames 3 Asheville Two 2
On Saturday, May 15, the Cherokee Flames were on a roll when they faced off against Asheville 2. The first half resulted in the Flames bombarding the Asheville 2 defense and goalie with numerous shots on goal.
Jeremy “Scrappy” Parker even managed to ‘scrap’ one into the net, only to have it called back for playing from the ground. Not to be held back, the Flames kept pushing offensively to allow Russell Bigmeat to score.
Backup goalie Eli Littlejohn stepped in to allow Kenzie Garcia to play the field. Littlejohn shut any attempts on goal down, to keep the score at 1-0 for the Flames at the end of the first half.
With Kenzie Garcia and Darius Thompson controlling from midfield, Storm Ledford and Wade Wolfe holding down defense, attackers Chayton Thompson, Bigmeat and “Scrappy” Parker took over the game.
Chayton fired a shot from the right side, that the Asheville 2 goalie just couldn’t handle. Not to be outdone by his own brother, Darius Thompson took the ball from midfield and fired a shot from the left side of the field, leaving the Asheville 2 goalie stunned.
Although not as experienced in that position, Driver Blythe braved the role as goalie for the second half and the Asheville 2 team managed to score two goals. The final score of the game was Flames 3 Asheville 2.