BOYS'/GIRLS' PREP SOCCER ROUNDUP: John Hardin boys lock up top seed, while the John Hardin girls finally give up a goal (10/03)

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By The Staff

The News-Enterprise

Junior midfielder Kevin Stafford scored two goals and the John Hardin Bulldogs locked up the No. 1 seed for the upcoming 10th District Tournament with a 4-0 win over homestanding Fort Knox on Thursday.

“It’s nice to have the first-round bye on your homefield, but we’re not going to think our job’s done. We’re going to keep working at it,” John Hardin coach Alex Shearer said.

Stafford scored his first goal off an assist from senior midfielder Josh Hare and his second off a pass from senior forward Matt Myers to give John Hardin (12-4-1 overall, 4-1 district) a 2-0 halftime lead.

Myers scored off an assist from junior defender Kirby Goodwine and senior Clint Revlett tallied the final score off an assist from Myers.

Junior keeper Kyle Thomas made one save.

Fort Knox (6-9-1, 0-5) lost its sixth straight game.

John Hardin won the junior varsity game, 3-0.

UP NEXT: John Hardin plays at Marion County at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Fort Knox hosts Covington Villa Madonna at 1 p.m. Saturday.

OLDHAM COUNTY 2, ELIZABETHTOWN 0. The visiting Panthers (8-6-1) lost their third consecutive game by shutout.

Elizabethtown had lost back-to-back 1-0 games to district rival John Hardin and Bardstown before falling to Oldham County.

Senior keeper Jacob Wilson made six saves.

Oldham County won the JV game, 3-1.

UP NEXT: Elizabethtown hosts 5th Region rival Nelson County at 9 a.m. Saturday.

MEADE COUNTY 1, LARUE COUNTY 0. Junior forward Zack Brown scored off a through ball from junior midfielder/defender Logan Raley 8 minutes into the game, but that was all the scoring the Green Wave (10-6-1) would get.

“We scored early and lost our fire. I don’t know. For it to be on senior night, it was strange. I didn’t expect it,” Meade County coach Matt Pollock said.

Junior keeper Jordan Compton made three saves.

Playing its second game since Sept. 18, the Hawks fell to 5-7.

Meade County won the JV game, 2-0.

UP NEXT: Meade County plays at Louisville Kentucky Country Day at 7 p.m. Monday. LaRue County plays at Taylor County at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

GIRLS: BARDSTOWN 1, JOHN HARDIN 0. The host Lady Tigers (10-3-3), who are 7-0-1 against region competition, scored with 29 minutes left to end the Lady Bulldogs’ bid at tying the state’s girls’ consecutive shutouts record.

“All streaks have to come to an end. I’d rather it come to an end now than in the postseason where it’s lose and go home,” said first-year John Hardin coach Brittany Carter, whose Lady Bulldogs (12-3) had shut out their previous 10 opponents. “I think it takes the pressure off of us. Now we can go out and play our game.”

John Hardin sophomore keeper Jerrica Scovel saved five shots.

There was no JV game.

UP NEXT: John Hardin plays Fort Knox at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 in the 10th District Tournament quarterfinals at Central Hardin.