Cody Watkins dribbles the ball through the midfield in Grayson's 2-1 defeat versus Hopkins County Central Thursday.

Cody Watkins dribbles the ball through the midfield in Grayson's 2-1 defeat versus Hopkins County Central Thursday.

Boys Soccer

The Grayson County High School boys soccer team had eventful week going 2-1 in games heavily impaired by rain and muddy field conditions.

After tying with Meade County 3-3 and dropping the penalty shootout for district seeding, The Cougars responded in roaring fashion.

They started the week beating down Campbellsville 10-0 before being stopped by the mercy rule. Wyatt Schultz scored five, Cody Watkins had three, Matthew Haycraft had five assists with a goal, and Logan Raymer had the 10th.

Grayson then continued the scoring their next time out putting seven past Monroe County on the road. The 17 goals scored over two matches was the most by a Cougars team since August 2014.

But the goals dried up at Hopkins County Central and the Grayson nine-match unbeaten streak in regulation came to an end on Thursday.

The Hopkins County Central team held on to defeat Cougars 2-1 in very muddy conditions.

The Storm got early goals to start each half and used their defense to protect the lead the rest of the way.

Colin Garrett opened the scoring pouncing on an error by the Grayson center back, taking the ball, dribbling it for 20 yards and sliding the ball under the diving keeper to make it 1-0 eight minutes in.

With the lead, Central fell back, stayed organized and started to defend the result. Chase Garrett was influential in keeping the score at is was, coming up with numerous saves in the Storm goal including two one-one occasions.

With only two minutes remaining in the first half, Wyatt Schultz finally broke the stout Storm defense. He took a loose ball in the midfield and a had long driving run before kicking the ball in the top corner. It tied the game 1-1 going into halftime.

The second half became an open game with teams trading chances and giving hard fouls. 15 minutes into the second half, Carlos Sifuentes hit a low long-range shot that found the bottom right corner.

The goal put the Storm back in the driver's seat, and they reverted back to their defensive shell, holding off the Cougar onslaught of chances to win the game 2-1.

The Cougars are now 8-7 in the year with only two games remaining in the regular season.


The Lady Cougars wrapped up their regular season with three straight home wins this week. They started blowing through Frederick Fraize (25-4, 25-15) Monday, followed it up with a (26-24, 14-25, 25-19) win over Hancock County Tuesday, and finished it sending off their seniors with a big district win over Trinity (Whitesville) (25-12,25-15, 25-19) Thursday.

Grayson ended the year 20-6 with a record of 12-3 in the region and 6-1 in the district, now the team will have a week break before finding out their post-season path.

Girls Soccer

The girl's soccer team had all their action stopped this week. The Lady Cougars have had a huge chunk of their season affected playing only once in the past two-and-a-half weeks.