D-B beats South 9-1 in district soccer match

George Thwaites • Mar 13, 2013 at 10:14 AM

KINGSPORT — Dobyns-Bennett’s soccer season got under way on unsure footing in the bitter cold at Sullivan South Wednesday. It wasn’t the Rebels’ opener, but it was sufficiently bitter independent of the wind chill.Jeremy Horton slogged on to score three goals and collected an assist during a 10-minute stretch and the Indians went on to take a 9-1 victory in District 1-AAA play.“I fully expect to see D-B play well into the month of May. They’re pretty unreal, the way those boys move,” said South coach Keith Parker, whose squad had previously opened with a 2-0 win over Elizabethton.“The D-B players know where to be at all times. They make a simple possession look simple. Everything is one-touch. They work cohesively as a unit. The boys know how to play.”Horton had his first opportunity to score 15 seconds into the match, but didn’t collect for the Tribe until finishing off a Ty Oreskovic feed in the 8th minute.A minute later he tore through the muddy, sand-plastered midfield for an unassisted goal. In the 15th minute, he launched a throw-in with sufficient trajectory for an Austin Pate header. One minute later, Horton collected one last unassisted goal for the 4-0 lead.

For complete coverage of the game see the March 14 edition of the Times-News.

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