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Bizzell sets record in Sikeston win

Friday, October 17, 2003

Sikeston's J.R. Bizzell scores a goal in the first half of Thursday's match against Kennett
(Photo by David Jenkins, Staff)
SIKESTON -- J.R. Bizzell set a new school record on Thursday afternoon against Kennett, scoring six goals in a 10-0 Sikeston victory.

Bizzell also provided two assists in the win, upping his season totals to 20 goals and 16 assists.

"I think the other guys were feeding him the ball, letting him try to beat (the record)," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. "He just had a monster game. With his speed, (Kennett) had a tough time containing him."

The old record was held by Adam Garrett with five goals in one match.

"He has been a good leader for us," said Long. "When we need a big goal, a lot of times we're trying to get it to him."

Bizzell's first goal of the match came just four minutes into the action, off an assist from Richard Landers. At nine minutes, Brad Deere scored off a Bizzell assist to make the score 2-0.

Bizzell scored his second goal at 14 minutes, his third at 24 minutes and his fourth at 29 minutes to give the Bulldogs a commanding 5-0 lead at halftime. Assists were provided by Eric Chappell, Ryan Beaird and Blake Taylor.

In the second half, Taylor scored at 42 minutes off a Bizzell assist. Bizzell's fifth goal came at 49 minutes, off a Brad Deere assist.

Martin Schaefer made the score 8-0 with a goal at 54 minutes, off a Chris Carnell assist.

Bizzell then set the school record with his sixth goal of the day at 55 minutes. Zac Black provided the assist.

"It was kind of a team thing," said Long. "Brad Deere, E.C. Atchison and Martin Schaefer controlled the midfield and it just helped our offense make things happen. A lot of things opened up for J.R. to put them in."

Sikeston's last goal came at 62 minutes, when Schaefer scored on a Carnell assist.

Sikeston outshot Kennett 33 to 3 and keeper Jason Deere made three saves.

The Bulldogs (8-10-1) will be back in action on Oct. 27, hosting Poplar Bluff at 4 p.m.

"We haven't scored very much the last couple of games, so hopefully this will help us going against Bluff," said Long. "Maybe we will roll through districts. You never know. With our speed and ball skills, this is probably the best all-around team we've put on the field."

In Thursday's junior varsity match, Sikeston beat Kennett 6-1.

Tarryl Booker led the Bulldogs with three goals. Other goals came from Adam Gillean, Chris Carnell and Cody Black.

Assists were provided by Kyle Howard, Cody Black, Michael Ragsdell, Andrew Box and Sam Ruessler.

The junior varsity team outshot Kennett 21 to 6 and keeper Cody Cooper made five saves. The junior varsity team improves to 7-4-4 with the win.

"They jayvee did great," said Long. "We controlled that game from the get-go."