Jerome Mzama (18) had three goals to lead the Tucker Tigers to a 5-0 victory over Brunswick in first round action of the Class 6A boys’ state playoffs. (Photo by Mark Brock)
The Tucker Tigers pressured Brunswick throughout the game on the way to a 5-0 win in the Class 6A boys’ state playoffs first round match at Hallford Stadium.
Tucker pressured with some hard shots on goal, but had a tough time solving the Brunswick goalie who took on the shots with his body and feet to keep the game scoreless despite taking on point blank shots from the Tigers.
Jerome Mzama finally got the Tigers on the scoreboard as he collected the carom from a throw in from the side and put the ball in the goal through traffic for a 1-0 lead with 13:15 left in the first half.
Brunswick’s goalie turned away consecutive shots twice in a row in the final moments of the first half to keep the score close at 1-0 in favor of the Tigers.
Chol Chol added to the Tucker lead as he directed a free kick from Kalen Campbell behind the moving Brunswick goalie for a 2-0 advantage with 30:50 to play.
Mzama would score his second and third goals of the night on a blast from 25 yards out with 17:46 to play and another with 10:39 to remaining to push the lead to 4-0.
Graham Miller finished off the scoring with 2:31 remaining to make the final of 5-0.
Tucker will host the winner of Dacula (8-7-2) and No. 4 ranked Allatoona (14-3-0) in the second round. A date, site and time will be announced at a later time.
Class 5A Girls
The Chamblee Lady Bulldogs rolled to a 7-1 victory over Kell to open the Class 5A girls’ state playoffs at Adams Stadium on Thursday night.
Chamblee (12-3-2) jumped out to a 5-1 halftime lead and added two more goals in the second half to close out the win.
The Lady Bulldogs entertain No. 4 ranked McIntosh (11-6-2), a 10-0 winner over Warner Robins in the first round, on Tuesday with the site and time to be announced.
The 2017 seasons came to an end for Arabia Mountain and Southwest DeKalb in Class 5A girls’ first round play. Arabia Mountain (12-4-0) fell 7-0 to Rome and Southwest DeKalb (7-7-0) lost 10-0 to Paulding County.
The Lakeside Lady Vikings (9-7-2) wrapped up their season falling 4-0 to South Forsyth (16-3-0) in the Class 7A girls’ state playoffs.
DCSD SOCCER STATE PLAYOFFS RESULTS
Thursday, April 27
South Forsyth (16-3-0) 4, Lakeside (9-7-2) 0
Tucker (12-6-0) 3 (3-1 PKs), Brunswick (5-14-0) 2
Effingham Co. (15-3-0) 10, M.L. King (14-4-1) 0
Chamblee (12-3-2) 7, Kell (7-9-0) 1
Rome (10-9-0) 7, Arabia Mountain (12-4-0) 0
Paulding Co. (15-3-0) 10, SW DeKalb (7-7-0) 0
Tucker (12-7-0) 5, Brunswick (3-15-0) 0
DCSD SOCCER STATE PLAYOFFS SCHEDULE
Friday, April 28
CLASS 6A GIRLS
Stephenson (9-8-0) vs. Glynn Academy (12-3-1), 6:00 pm
CLASS 5A BOYS
Cass (5-10-0) vs. Clarkston (15-1-1), Hallford, 6:00 pm
Villa Rica (10-4-2) vs. Cross Keys (11-4-1), Adams, 7:30 pm
Chamblee (6-8-2) at Rome (10-4-1), 7:30 pm
Arabia Mountain (7-7-0) at Carrollton (13-2-0), 6:00 pm
CLASS 5A GIRLS
Carrollton (6-12-0) vs. Cross Keys (7-5-0), Adams, 5:30 pm
Doubleheader: Adults/Students $10.00
Single Game: Adults/Students $7.00