Perry wins third consecutive region title


By Tony McGuire - [email protected]



Photos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald Perry Central’s Zack Miller plays the ball down and sets up a shot during the title game of the 14th region. The Commodores defeated Powell County 4-0.


Perry Central’s Cameron King looks to set up a play from the corner against the Powell County defense during the 14th region title game.


Perry Central’s Dagen Combs takes on the Powell County defense at the top of the box during the 14th region title game. The Commodores won their third consecutive title 4-0.


Perry Central’s Dylan Adams gets high on a volley by Powell County during the 14th region title game.


The 2016 14th region champions, the Perry County Central Commodores.


On Thursday, the Perry County Central Commodore soccer team put their region title on the line against the Powell County Pirates. The Commodores won the only regular season match up, and were looking to claim their third consecutive title, and fourth in five years.

Perry Central lit up the scoreboard in the first minute of the game as Cody Gayheart sent a ball past the Powell County defense, and placed in right in front of the goalie. Dagen Combs was able to run onto the ball and beat the goalie one on one (1-0).

Later in the half, the Pirate defense failed to clear a ball, and once again, it was picked up by Combs. He then volleyed the ball into the net for the early 2-0 advantage.

The Commodores would have to wait until the tenth minute of the second half to score again. This time Devin Butler hit a volley into a wide open net after the Perry Central offense pulled the goalie out on a misdirection play (3-0).

The final score of the night also belonged to the Commodores. Cameron King was pulled down in the box, and finished the play by hitting the penalty kick (4-0). On the other side of the field, Perry Central’s defense threw their 10th shutout of the season, giving them their third consecutive region title. All-tournament team: John Watts, Alex Ritchie, Cody Gayheart, Noah Summerset and Dagen Combs (MVP).

Perry Central (4) Goals: Dagen Combs 2, Devin Butler 1 and Cameron King 1. Assists: Cody Gayheart 1.

Tony McGuire can be reached via email at [email protected]

Photos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald Perry Central’s Zack Miller plays the ball down and sets up a shot during the title game of the 14th region. The Commodores defeated Powell County 4-0.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0015.jpgPhotos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald Perry Central’s Zack Miller plays the ball down and sets up a shot during the title game of the 14th region. The Commodores defeated Powell County 4-0.

Perry Central’s Cameron King looks to set up a play from the corner against the Powell County defense during the 14th region title game.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0031.jpgPerry Central’s Cameron King looks to set up a play from the corner against the Powell County defense during the 14th region title game.

Perry Central’s Dagen Combs takes on the Powell County defense at the top of the box during the 14th region title game. The Commodores won their third consecutive title 4-0.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0045.jpgPerry Central’s Dagen Combs takes on the Powell County defense at the top of the box during the 14th region title game. The Commodores won their third consecutive title 4-0.

Perry Central’s Dylan Adams gets high on a volley by Powell County during the 14th region title game.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0081.jpgPerry Central’s Dylan Adams gets high on a volley by Powell County during the 14th region title game.

The 2016 14th region champions, the Perry County Central Commodores.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0093.jpgThe 2016 14th region champions, the Perry County Central Commodores.

By Tony McGuire

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