Prestonsburg, Ky. — Lawrence Co. ( 10-5-2 ) will play for the 15th Region Boys Soccer Championship after a dominating 3-1 victory over Johnson Central ( 7-9-1 ) Tuesday night at Prestonsburg High School.
Bulldog Senior Bryice Brooks scored the only goal of the first half to put the Dawgs in front.
In the second half SJ Lycans scored a goal gave the Dawgs some breathing room with the assist going to Will Dillow
With 6 minutes left in the game Tyler Maynard found Luke Johnson with the header to make it 3-0 Lawrence Co.
Ethan Pack scored for Johnson Central with 2 minutes left to avoid the shut out.
Lawrence Co. will play at Prestonsburg ( 17-2 ) Thursday night at 6:00 for the 15th Region Title.
The two teams met once in the regular season and tied 1-1 on September 10th in Louisa.
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Scott Johnson
“… Thanks. It’s good to get to the regional championships. The boys played very tough tonight against a JC team that is generally more physical than us. Briyce got us on the board early off a throw-in and we were able to hold off their counters. They picked up on Tyler from the beginning and that left some work for our other boys. Luke and SJ got the other goals with assists from Luke and Tyler.”
“… Absolutely. We knew the middle of the field would be the challenge. If we win there, we win the game. SJ, Briyce, and Luke really won a lot of balls in the middle for us this evening.”
“… It feels great to put ourselves in the regional championship game. These boys have played tough games all season in preparation for Thursday. It’s going to be exciting!”
“… Trenton Adkins continued to dominate the nets. He came up with 10 big saves in the first half and showed that he is the most dominant keeper in the 15th region.”