The Grand County High School boys soccer team went 2-1 last week, splitting a pair of games against Wasatch Academy and losing in a shutout to region leader Manti in between.
Last Tuesday, April 16, the Red Devils played their final home game of the season when they hosted the Wasatch Academy Tigers. Wasatch Academy won that contest 5-1, as Emrem Tanriover recorded a three-goal hat trick for the Tigers. Grand’s only goal of the game came on a penalty kick by sophomore Koby Sobremesana.
Two days later, the Red Devils traveled to Manti to face the undefeated Templars. Manti won that game 7-0.
Then, on Saturday, April 20, the Red Devils traveled to Mount Pleasant for a rematch with Wasatch Academy. This time around, the Red Devils eked out a 2-1 victory, getting goals from both Calen Shumway and Joseph Andrew. Goalkeeper Layton Call stopped all but one of the Tigers’ shots on goal.
“It was fun to watch, with both teams battling back and forth,” said GCHS head coach Mike Camps. “Joseph knocked in the go-ahead goal with about 10 minutes left, and that ended up being the game winner. Our defense really shut them down this time.”
As of Monday, April 22, heading into the regular season’s final week, the Red Devils were 5-6 overall in region play, putting the team in fourth place in the region standings with one regular season game remaining – at Richfield on Tuesday, April 23. If the Red Devils win that game, they’ll finish with a 6-6 record in the 2A East division.
The Red Devils are expected to begin the opening round of the 2A playoffs next week, on Wednesday, May 1. Grand will likely play at the home field of a higher-seeded opponent from one of the other divisions.