Bulldogs to play top-seeded Notre Dame this evening in a district semifinal match-up
FARMINGTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs got their district play underway Saturday night as they traveled to Farmington to take on the Fredericktown Blackcats.
Sikeston, who has had difficulties this season against the Blackcats, came in and didn't take them lightly as the Bulldogs controlled the ball well to go for 1-0 victory.
"We did a great job controlling the ball," said Sikeston head coach Derrick Long. "We controlled the tempo and really maintained possession for most of the game."
It wasn't until the 45-minute mark when the Sikeston offense found the back of the net. Five minutes into the second half, Justin Deere delivered a shot off an assist from Micheal Botkin which was just out of the reach of the the Blackcats' goalie.
Sikeston out shot Fredericktown 27-11 with Scott Droddy recording all 11 saves throughout the bout.
Up next, Sikeston will play district rival Notre Dame at Farmington in a semifinal battle today at 5:30 p.m.
"This is the biggest game for us in the tournament," said Long. "Going into districts I felt that the winner of this game would determine the district champs."