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Sikeston drops hard fought game to top team in conference

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sikeston's Josh Bill dribbles the ball around a Jackson defender Tuesday night at the Sikeston Sports Complex.
(Josh Mills, Staff)
SIKESTON -- The Jackson Indians strolled into Sikeston on Tuesday evening and proved why they are one of the top teams in the area and the No. 1 team in the SEMO Conference. After a solid first half offensively, the Indians led the Bulldogs 2-0 at half.

Sikeston did their best to contain a solid front line from Jackson, but an early first goal at the 4-minute mark and another at the 37-minute mark put the home team in a hole early in the contest.

In the second half, the Bulldogs provided much better defense and had quite a few shots on goal. Jackson head coach Zach Walton said that had both halves been played as hard as the second, that the end result could've been much different.

"I thought our boys came out and played hard right off the bat," said Walton. "We had some good opportunities, but obviously Derrick (Long) made some adjustments and you could tell that he got his boys fired up at halftime. They came out and played really intense in the second half."

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