The Dark Horses held nothing back in the first round of the 2A North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) playoffs. They hosted Saint Pauls High School, and made short work of the win.
Clinton shutout the Bulldogs, 10-0, and the game ended early on the mercy rule.
The Horses had multiple goals and assists. Luis Aguilar scored 2 goals and 2 assists; Connor Bass scored 1 goal; Eric Bradshaw had 2 goals and 1 assist; Spell Carr had 2 goals and 1 assist; Marcus Faison scored 1 goal; Wyman Faison had 2 goals; and Jose Aguilar, Corey Gilpin, Kelby Moore, and Wil Reagan all had 1 assist.
Clinton head coach Brad Spell was happy with the win.
“I felt like we came out here and did what we had to do. We executed the game and finished it,” an elated Coach Spell said after the game.
The Dark Horses finished the regular season at 18-3-2 and with a No. 3 ranking. The Bulldogs were ranked No. 30 among 2A schools and finished the season at 8-11-1.
The Horses will play again at home this Saturday at 6 p.m. against Currituk High School, which is ranked 19th in 2A soccer with a 9-6-4 record.