Morrow boys hang tough but fall to Henry Co.

By Jeffery Armstrong

The Henry County Warhawks' boys soccer team knew they would be in for a fight from the Morrow Mustangs Tuesday night in an Area 2-AAAAA contest. The Warhawks battled the Mustangs all game and came up with a hard-fought 2-0 victory at Morrow.

Morrow played good defense in the first half, denying the Warhawks opportunities to score even though Henry County had more than 10 shots on goal. Morrow goalkeeper Thai Tran saved several goals that looked like they were heading for the net. There was no score at the end of the first half.

"We had shots on them all game, but we kept hitting somebody," said Henry County head coach Jeff Ford. "I told the guys the goals would come. They tried to force goals and in soccer, you cannot force goals."

Henry County (8-2) finally broke through in the second half. The Warhawks managed to keep the ball on Morrow's side in the first few minutes of the half. Henry County soon had a corner kick and junior Udo Obiechefo scored off of a head shot to give the Warhawks a 1-0 lead.

Despite great saves by Morrow's Tran, the Warhawks managed 13 shots on goal in the second half. Junior Addison Sims scored the second goal for Henry with a driving kick late in the half to seal the game.

Morrow (1-3) drove on Henry's side of the field a few times in the game, but the Warhawk defense was just too strong. The Mustangs only had seven shots on goal for the entire game.

"We played good defense; we just need to find some offense," said Morrow head coach Jay Livingston.

Players for Morrow who did well were Angelo Ramos, Kevin Jimenez and Sam Buissereth.

Michael Wang and Daniel English also played well for Henry.