Lebanon wins first-ever FSCB tournament

The Lebanon High School boys’ soccer team won the First State Community Bank Kickoff Tournament that was held Friday, August 30 and Saturday, August 31. The ‘Jackets went 2-0 in pool play and then defeated Sullivan in the championship game on Saturday afternoon, 2-1. In the photo above is senior Ethan Murray scoring a penalty kick in the first half of the championship match on Saturday.

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ALEX BOYER ALEX@LACLEDERECORD.COM

For the first time in program history, the Lebanon High School boys’ soccer team captured the First State Community Bank Kickoff tournament first-place trophy. The tournament was held this past Friday and Saturday at Lebanon High School with the Yellowjackets going 3-0, including a 2-1 victory over the Sullivan Eagles in the championship match.

With the score tied at 0-0 late in the first half, junior standout Zach Richards was fouled in the box and with 2:49 remaining before halftime, senior Ethan Murray buried a penalty kick in the upper right corner of the goal to put LHS on top, 1-0.

Richards would find the back of the net in the second half and seal the 2-1 victory, and head coach Matt Jernigan was proud of his team.

“The game against Sullivan was the best game of the tournament in my opinion,” he said. “Sullivan is a solid team year in and year out. Both teams had chances, but our defense (Evan Rogers, Ethan Murray, Cameron Fisher, and Austin Barber) and Zach Jamieson in goal really stepped up.

“I thought the guys mentally battled today. We talked about dealing with adversity, and when Sullivan scored, I thought our guys did a great job of not mentally breaking down and keeping focused till the end.”

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