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Home games are always nice but playing in comfortable surroundings is great when it comes to tournament time. The Owen County High School soccer teams have that advantage this week as they host the 31st District soccer tournament.
The action got underway Tuesday with the boy’s semifinal action. Carroll County took on Henry County while Owen County took on Gallatin County.
The Rebels beat the Wildcats four times this season by a combined score of 15-2.
Carroll County defeated Henry County twice during the regular season.
The championship game is scheduled for Thursday night at 8 p.m.
The Rebels finished the regular season Oct. 3 by traveling to New Castle to take on Henry County. Owen County dominated the contest winning 9-0. James Marston and Victor Perez each finished with three goals. Marston added four assists. Carlos Perez, Seth Bush and Austin Collins also found the back of the net while Mateo Hernandez and Devin Ricketts each had assists.
With the win, Owen County finished the regular season with a record of 12-9.
It is the most wins the Rebels have enjoyed on the pitch since 2005 when they won 11 games. Also that season, the team reached the district championship game before falling to Frankfort 4-3 in overtime.
Owen County hopes to take it one step farther this season and capture a district title.
The girls are also hoping to win a 31st District championship. They are guaranteed a spot in the finals Thursday night as they secured an opening round bye by being the No. 1 seed.
The Lady Rebels will play the winner of the Henry County versus Carroll County game which was played Monday night.
The Lady Wildcats defeated the Lady Panthers 4-3 in the only meeting between the two teams this season.
The Owen County girls finished the regular season with a 4-0 record against district foes. The championship game will be played on Thursday night at 6 p.m.
All the games during the tournament will be played at Patterson Field.