Sampson Middle came out hot and played that way through two halves of soccer, sending visiting Hobbton home without the win they came looking for Tuesday. Final score was 6-3.
The young Horses amassed 4 goals in the first half alone. In fact, IVan Palencia found the back of the net twice in the first 13 minutes of the game. He would add a third during the second period.
Also scoring in the first half was Andrew Warren, who hit pay dirt twice as well.
Hobbton just couldn’t get things going before the break, something Wildcat coach Damon Burnette said a team couldn’t do when facing off against Sampson.
“You’ve got to play two strong halves of soccer to stay with Sampson,” Burnette said. “Sampson is a very good team.”
The Wildcats, the coach said simply didn’t play well in the first half.
“But I was well pleased with the way they played in the second half. I thought they played extremely well.”
Hobbton scored all 3 of its goals after the break, two of them by Jair Sanchez. The final goal, with about three minutes left in the game, was scored by Wildcat Jose Arriaga.
Hobbton moves to 1-1 on the season. Sampson is 2-0.
The Wildcats host Roseboro-Salemburg in an Oct. 2 game. Sampson travels to R-S Thursday.