Lighting problem ends Kenwood boys soccer team game in a tie

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Kenwood High School

By Joseph Phillips

Sports writer

The Kenwood Broncos boys soccer team game ended in a 3-3 tie on Monday night, September 16, against Farragut High School, after the scoreboard malfunctioned and the light’s went out during the game held at Kenwood Field.

“With two minutes left to go, the refs called the game,” said Stephon Wilson, statistician for the Kenwood boys soccer team after the game ended in a 3-3 tie and was cut short due to technical difficulties with the newly installed score board. “During the time (of the game), when Kenwood had momentum.”

Monday’s game between the Broncos and the Admirals was the first time the Kenwood boys soccer team would play under the lights. And in the last ten minutes of the game with Kenwood controlling the action, the scoreboard went out.

Prior to the scoreboard malfunctioning, the Broncos jumped out to an early 1-0 lead after forward Jalen Edwards scored the first goal of the game at the 15th minute mark.

Following the goal by Edwards, the Broncos added two more goals in the second half by striker Aymarrd Traore at the 10 minute mark and a additional goal from forward Daniel Spruill 10 minutes later.

In spite of 3 early goals by the Broncos, the Admirals also countered with three goals of their own but was forced to stop due to both the stadium lighting and scoreboard malfunctioning.

Final Score: Kenwood 3, Farragut 3.

With five games left to play in the regular season, the Broncos are only two wins away from clinching a spot in the Chicago Public League Playoffs.

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