On Thursday, the Tigers blanked Central-Carroll 2-0, jump-starting what they hope will be another winning streak.
The Tigers improved to 4-5 heading into today’s county showdown at Callaway.
Chris Hogg got the Tigers on the board just four minutes into the game when he scored on a throw-in that deflected off the goal keeper’s hands and into the net, and Rebar Dezayee added the second goal on a brilliant kick from nearly 50 yards out.
“It was placed just perfect,” Troup head coach Peter Anderson said of Dezayee’s goal. “I’m not sure any goal keeper could have got it. It was one of those that seemed to find the net.”
The two goals was more than enough for a defense that stymied the Lions.
When Central-Carroll did get a decent look at the net, goal keeper Wade Anderson was there for the stop.
“He was on it tonight,” coach Anderson said of Wade Anderson, his son.
Coach Anderson also said defenders Nate Hardy, Cole Littlefield, Jesse Lawhorn and Tyler Webb were instrumental in the shutout.
“They just play solid in the back,” Anderson said. “They always do a good job.”
The Tigers beat Sandy Creek, Shaw and Villa Rica in succession to get to 3-2, but they followed that with losses to Smiths Station, Central-Phenix City and Alexander.
A common theme in the three losses was an inability to put goals on the board.
The Tigers had gone three straight games without scoring a goal until Thursday’s game.
“The kids are getting better,” Anderson said. “They’re possessing the ball a little better.”
The Tigers are 2-2 in Region 5-AAAA, and they have region games coming up against Fayette County, LaGrange and Columbus.
If the Tigers win two of those games, they’ll have a great chance of earning one of the region’s four playoff spots.
“We just need to keep figuring things out,” Anderson said. “We keep putting things in, and maybe we’ll get better.”