Huge playoff match this afternoon at GMC
The Georgia Military College Prep boys soccer team will host Trion High School this evening in the quarterfinals of the 2022 GHSA Class A Public boys soccer tournament.
The Bulldogs will contest their Elite Eight matchup at 5:30 p.m tonight. After a solid 9-7 season, GMC began the playoffs last Tuesday with a 10-0 blowout win over Bryan County.
GMC head coach Bobby Jaworski commended his team for setting the tone early in their second-round beatdown
“One of our biggest struggles this season has been how we start games,” Jaworski said. “Needless to say, we have put a major emphasis on how we set the tone. The guys did well tonight coming out aggressive, winning challenges, moving the ball, and exploiting space given.”
GMC junior Levi Ward, who also kicks for the GMC boys football team, scored three goals and recorded two assists in the contest. Sophomore Brian Sherwood also had three goals, as well as four assists.
Sherwood put together an incredibly efficient performance as he took just three shots to score his three goals.
As they prepare for a tougher test in the next round, the Bulldogs will look to clean up some aspects of their game. However, they will continue to play the style of soccer that earned them a second-place finish in their region this season.
“After watching the film, there are definitely things that we need to continue to improve on,” Jaworski said. “But it's not implementing a new style. I think that has been established. We just have to make sure that we are sharp mentally and clean up the technical side of our game. The rest will flow.”
Trion has played solid soccer this spring, compiling a 9-4 overall record and highlighting their play with a shutout in the previous round of the playoffs. Jaworski is well aware of the challenge Trion poses, and his players will be prepared for the quarterfinal test.
“Trion may be a four seed, but the region they play in is tough,” Jaworski said. “Almost all of the games between the top four teams were within two Goals or went to PKs, and three of the four teams have made it to this round. We know they have some quality players, and we will have to do some homework to be fully ready. There is no doubt that Trion will bring their best game to us. We have to be able to match it.”
The Bulldogs will look to keep their impressive season alive as the young squad competes for a spot in the final four