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Munford, Brighton pick up soccer wins

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Munford and Brighton each picked up convincing soccer wins Monday afternoon at home and will play one another next Tuesday in a match for first place in District 15-AAA. 

The Cougars got two goals in each half to defeat Dyer County 4-0 in the district opener.  

“The game was much closer than the score and we possessed the ball approximately 70 percent of the time with great movement off the ball and sound passing,” said Munford coach Kyle Selby. “The boys stayed under control and did not look to force things. There are some that may look at the score and feel we are not winning by large margins, but we are doing the things that win games.”

Cedrick Williams found Jesper Kempe from 18 yards out for the first goal of the game and Jaylen Hill fed Tyler Futrell to make the score 2-0. 

Williams made a run through several Dyer County defenders early in the second half and made a shot just inside the near post for the game's third tally. 

Alex Cherry scored on a shot from outside for the fourth goal of the game as Munford moved to 6-0 on the season. 

Brighton hosted Memphis Central and won 4-0. 

Cody Thompkins scored the lone goal in the first half before the Cardinals blew the game open in the second half. 

Austin Chapman scored twice in the second half for Brighton and Dustin Hammer tallied the final goal. 

The Cardinals (4-1-1 overall, 1-0 district) switched this year from a 4-4-2 formation to a 4-5-1 and head coach Bubba Chambers said his players have adjusted well. 

“We've been playing pretty good,” said Chambers. “We're using a new formation and they've really taken to it.”

Tuesdays' Munford-Brighton game will be held at Brighton at 6 p.m.

 
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