RBHS defeats Ft. Zumwalt South in dropping temperatures


During the second half of the game v. FZS sophomore Jeremiah Johnson passes the ball off in hopes of a second goal. Jeremiah played a key offensive piece during last nights game. He was able to move the ball, and helped the Bruins stay on the offensive.

Camryn DeVore

With temperatures far below the yearly average in Missouri , the RBHS boys soccer team struggled to stay warm. On the sidelines players stayed bundled up in heavy coats, gloves and any extra layer they could. The cold didn’t seem to put a hinge in RBHS’s ability, as the team was both the first and last to score.
“Coach Witt always says ‘control everything you can control’,” Senior Quintin Liddle said following the game, “and since we can’t control the weather it doesn’t matter to us.”
Early in the game the Bruins would battle against Ft. Zumwalt South’s (FZS) aggressive offense that pushed the ball down the field at every opportunity, leaving the boys little time to put in an offense of their own. Around 15 minutes into the game the Bruins were the first to score. Varsity senior forward Nate Durdle would make the goal with an assist from varsity senior midfielder Jayton Johnson.
“We don’t worry about our opponents style of play,” Liddle said, “we just play how we have been coached and it works.”
Despite a dwindling crowd due to dropping temperatures, the atmosphere on the field remained constant. Up until the final moments of the game, the 11 on the field continued to communicate. Varsity sophomore forward Lucas Godon would score with only ten minutes left in the second half of the game. Giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead, this would be the final score as RBHS defeated FZS.
The Bruins will play the Jeff City Jays at Jefferson City tonight, Oct. 16, and turn around to play Jackson High School Friday, Oct. 19th. The boys will use these next few games in order to prepare themselves for their district tournament on Oct. 30.[penci_image_gallery images=”305399,305397,305396,305395,305394″ auto_time=”4000″ speed=”800″ block_title_align=”style-title-left” custom_markup_1=””]