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Lincoln County soccer enters home stretch

Entering the final weekend of soccer action in the area, wins will be crucial as Brookhaven, Loyd Star and Wesson look to create momentum heading into the soccer playoffs.

Two of these schools will face off tonight as the Loyd Star Hornets and Lady Hornets travel to face the Wesson Cobras to end the regular season. The Brookhaven Panthers and Lady Panthers are at home tonight against Provine.

Brookhaven

The Brookhaven Panthers enter tonight’s matchup against Provine on a two-game winning streak with one of those wins coming on the road at Provine 6-1. The Panthers dominated once again in their most recent victory Tuesday night against Natchez by a score of 7-0.

The Panthers have been dominant all throughout the season, standing at 9-3 overall for the season and 3-0 in district play. The Panthers hold a big lead in the district standings over Provine, Natchez and Wingfield and are safely secure atop the standings.

The Panthers have showed no mercy when playing, scoring 41 goals on the season and only giving up 13 goals on defense. Brookhaven has been outstanding and another convincing win can give the Panthers confidence heading into the district playoffs.

The Lady Panthers have had an up and down season at 5-5 overall, but enter tonight’s match against Provine riding a two-game winning streak as well; both wins coming against Provine and Natchez. The Lady Panthers escaped against Provine by a score of 3-1, so a win tonight can move Brookhaven to 4-0 in district play and 6-5 overall with momentum heading into the playoffs.

Loyd Star vs. Wesson

It’s senior night tonight for the Wesson Cobras and their most important game of the season as they take on Loyd Star in a district matchup finale.

Both teams are looking to make strong statements tonight as Loyd Star is looking to snap a three-game losing streak and Wesson is coming off their best win of the season Tuesday night, 4-3, in double overtime against Crystal Springs.

These two teams last played each other in December with Wesson coming out on top 4-1. Senior Bobby Pritchard, senior Logan Channell, junior Kelvin Cassanova and sophomore Nicholas Adcock each recorded a goal in the victory. Junior Blayne Brister was the lone goal-scorer for the Hornets that game. Wesson came out on top in their other matchup as well back in November with the Cobras winning 2-1.

The Cobras stand at 6-10-1 overall and 3-2 in district play, only trailing Franklin County in the standings. Loyd Star is 4-8 overall and 0-5 in district play. The results have put the Hornets at the bottom in district play with lots of ground to make up.

Wesson has been led by senior midfielder Steven Dennis, who leads the team with eight goals on the season and is coming off a two-goal performance against Crystal Springs. Loyd Star is led by senior midfielder Clayton Brown, who leads the team in scoring with seven goals.

Lady Hornets vs.

Lady Cobras

Both girls’ teams have played extremely well this season with the Lady Hornets at 8-5 overall and the Lady Cobras at 12-6 overall.

The two teams split the season matchups with Wesson winning the first game 2-1 and Loyd Star coming out on top the second time 1-0, so the rubber match tonight will be a good indicator of who truly is the better team.

It should be a fun season finale tonight.