Heavener uses quick start to advance, 4-2
By CRAIG HALL
Heavener’s boys were not satisfied with just hosting their first playoff game in 11 years Tuesday night.
Instead, the Wolves started fast and ended the contest just as strong in defeating Locust Grove, 4-2, at Harvey Stadium.
Heavener is now 8-1 and only three wins away from winning the school’s first state championship in over 100 years. Locust Grove finished 9-4.
The Wolves are back at home Thursday against district foe Rejoice Christian, a team Heavener defeated 2-1 on April 4, in a quarterfinal match of the Class 3A playoffs.
These young Wolves, which only have one senior log significant playing time, scored two goals in the first five minutes, kept the pressure on Locust Grove’s defense throughout, and then added a pair of goals late to fight off the Pirates, which end the season at 9-4.
Heavener had numerous scoring chances just miss, or it would have been a much higher final.
Alejandro Almaguer scored the Wolves’ first goal within two minutes of the match starting, and also added Heavener’s third goal. Brandon Sanchez added Heavener’s second goal and Chris Vasquez added the insurance goal as the Wolves kept up the attack throughout.
The game was played before a large and loud crowd. Thursday night will be Heavener’s final home match of the year. If the Wolves defeat Rejoice Christian again, Heavener will be on the road in the semifinals and the championship will be played at a neutral location.
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