Boys finish third in OCIT

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By Brian Blair

The Owen County High School boys’ soccer team came into Saturday hoping some home cooking would bring about better results.
The Rebels hosted the Owen County Invitational Tournament on Saturday and welcomed Covington Latin, Holmes and Carroll County high schools to Owenton.
The Rebels began the tournament by taking on Covington Latin.
The Trojans emerged from the well-played game with a 1-0 victory.
It was a bit of revenge for Covington Latin. Owen County knocked them off 4-0 last year in the opening game.
In the consolation game, the Rebels took on Holmes after the Bulldogs lost to Carroll County 2-1 in shootout earlier in the day.
After taking a 2-1 lead, the Rebels saw the Bulldogs tie the game with just under 20 minutes left in the game.
Battling the heat, both teams continued to play hard with each having chances to take the lead.
Owen County would finally go in front to stay when Carlos Perez found the back of the net in the final minutes to give the Rebels the 3-2 win.
The win was the first of the year for Owen County.
Weather forced the cancellation of the championship game between Carroll County and Covington Latin.
Owen County High School Head Boys Soccer Coach Jerry Doolin said his team is getting better.
“We still have a lot of work to do but we are improving and should start to see it more and more,” Doolin said.
The Rebels are hoping their work will pay off this week as they take part in the Eighth Region All ‘A’ Classic Thursday night at home.
The team will take on Gallatin County at 6:00pm at Patterson Field. They will hope to advance to the championship game on Saturday at Walton-Verona.
The Rebels are the defending champions as they beat Carroll County last year at home to claim the title.