From the start, Tennessee High took possession and kept the Rebels playing on their heels throughout the first half. South didn’t record its first shot on goal until the 28th minute.
Just four minutes later, Tennessee High scored first when Ian Addison looped a penalty kick over the outstretched hands of Rebel goalie Brad Burdine.
South came back and tied the score just before the half when freshman Luke Heard squeezed a free kick into the right side of the Vikings’ net.
Entering the second half tied at 1, Tennessee High completed its scoring quickly with goals in the 44th and 49th minutes. Cory Wallen accounted for the first and Adonis Wheeler receiving credit for the final score.
For South, it was more of the same. The Rebels mounted only two shots on goal in the second half.
“They scored all three of their goals on set pieces and that has hurt us all year,” said South coach Keith Parker. “Our goalie played a tremendous game and we can’t hang him out to dry like that.”
For the complete game story, see the Sports section in Saturday's edition of the Kingsport Times-News.