A split decision at Spring Hill for Kilgore

Girls slip, boys win; Bulldogs win at G'ville


One of the Kilgore High School soccer teams dropped a district game Friday, but both look to be in good shape as the District 16-4A schedule begins round two.

Kilgore’s girls lost a 3-1 game at Spring Hill on Friday, the Lady Bulldogs’ first loss of the district schedule. The Bulldogs followed with a 7-0 win over the Panthers, then went on the road Monday for a 4-2 non-district win at Greenville.

Both KHS teams were off on Tuesday, and both will face Tatum on Friday – the Lady ‘Dogs will play at Tatum, a 5 p.m. start, and the Bulldogs will host Tatum, a 5:15 p.m. junior varsity start.

Spring Hill 3, Kilgore 1 (girls): Kaitlyn Word got Kilgore’s only goal of the game. Kilgore never had the lead in the contest.

That gives the Lady Bulldogs a 6-1 district record with the other five district opponents in front of them – the regular season ends March 23. Kilgore’s girls are the defending 16-4A champions two years running.

Kilgore 7, Spring Hill 0 (boys): The Bulldogs are hitting their stride and beginning to play like the program that has won multiple district titles in the last decade, and the defending UIL Class 4A boys state champions.

Kilgore got three goals from Elian Torres, who’s having quite a week – more on that below – and then two from Raul Cedillo. John Hinojos and Gavino Baldoza each had a goal.

Kaleb Jett and Josue Reyes combined for the shutout in goal.

Kilgore 4, Greenville 2 (boys): In Monday’s out-of-district trip to Greenville, Torres had three more goals – that’s eight goals in the last for games for him. Hinojos had Kilgore’s other goal in this contest.

The Bulldogs, coached by Tom Wait, are now 12-6-2 on the season so far and 6-0 against district opponents (Kilgore’s boys were unable to play their game last week due to lightning and rescheduled it for March 16).