CSAA co-leader Grant blanks Reed City soccer 8-0

Reed CIty’s Ty Brocker brings the ball down the field against Fremont. (Pioneer photo/John Raffel)

REED CITY — Fremont is among the contenders for the Central State Activities Association Gold Division boys soccer title this season, and the Packers showed why in an 8-0 win over Reed City on Monday.

The Packers led 7-0 at halftime and scored on Lucas Johnson’s penalty kick eight minutes into the second half to end the game on the mercy rule. A half-minute earlier, Reed City keeper Jordon Lofquist stopped a Johnson penalty kick. But on his second opportunity, Johnson was not to be denied.

Brandon Hall and Lofquist shared the keeper duties.

Fremont is 4-0 in the CSAA and 4-2 overall.

Cole Miller had three goals for Evart while Johnson had two and Cole Roesler, Wyatt VanBoven and Carter Moon had one apiece.

“It was a lot of fun,” Fremont coach Tim Ward said. “Reed City plays with a lot of class. We always like coming out here and we thank them for the hospitality. We played well. We distributed the way we needed to. We were connecting our shots and getting good movement off the ball.”

Ward said his team’s two “toughest” conference games are coming up with Newaygo and Big Rapids.

“Right now, we’re tied with Newaygo and Big Rapids is right there, too,” Ward said. “We have some tough games coming up.”

Reed City is at Tri County on Wednesday.

“That will be more evenly matched than this game,” Reed City coach Doug Emington said. “Fremont is tied with Newaygo for the league lead. Tri County has the same record as us in conference. We’ll have to play as hard as we did here tonight and play upbeat.”

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Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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