After having its Monday match get rained out, and after Cascade played spoiler in the first home game of the season, Tullahoma took out its frustrations on Wednesday, scoring a 6-0 home win over Middle Tennessee Home School (MTHEA).
The Wildcats (4-3-1, 1-1) were originally slated to host Marshall County on Monday, but that game was postponed due to weather. The newly scheduled date for that District 11-AA matchup is April 22 at 6 p.m.
Following Wednesday’s nondistrict win, Tullahoma was scheduled to head back into district play on Friday, when it headed to Nolensville. As of press time, the result of that game was unavailable.
On Monday, the Wildcats are slated to host Community. Kickoff of the varsity game is scheduled for 6 p.m.
Tullahoma got the scoring started just 26 seconds into Wednesday’s matchup, when Cal Rogers connected for the Wildcats’ first score. After THS quickly moved the ball down field, Rogers got possession near the goal, and was able to find the left side of the net, putting his team in front 1-0 with 39:34 remaining in the first half.
Nearly eight minutes later, Tullahoma added another this score, this time from Hudson Schaefer. The Wildcats gained ball possession after a turnover by MTHEA, and then Schaefer then fired up a long scoring attempt, just in front of the midfield stripe. The ball went off of MTHEA’s keeper’s hands and into back of the net, giving THS a 2-0 lead with 31:02 remaining in the opening period.
Just over 20 minutes later, the Wildcats added their third score, this one coming from Tom Ellis, who ended up with a hat trick in the victory. Ellis was able to receive a pass down low near the goal, connecting and putting his team up 3-0 with 8:51 left before halftime.
Ellis also struck for the Wildcats’ first score of the second half, coming with 19:27 remaining in the contest. Kevin Dibble first struck an absolute laser for Tullahoma, but a deflection allowed Ellis to get ball possession, finding the lower left corner of the net, making the score 4-0.
Nearly five minutes later, Sheev Patel scored the Wildcats’ fifth goal of the night. After receiving the pass from Ellis, Patel was able to find of the back of the net with 14:28 left in the match.
Ellis completed his hat trick with 12 seconds remaining on the clock. After a fast-break, Ellis worked the ball deep and capitalized, putting THS up 6-0.