Kilgore High School’s Bulldogs soccer team closed out their non-district schedule with a win on Friday, what is referred to as a “quality win” over a good Pittsburg program.

The game had been scheduled to be played here at R.E. St. John Memorial Stadium, but a lack of bus drivers to get students home forced the change of site to Pittsburg.

At any rate, coach Tom Wait’s Bulldogs beat Pittsburg, 2-0, a shutout. The Bulldogs got both goals in the first half: freshman Jacob Contreras scored on a corner kick to put KHS up 1-0, and then, before halftime, Adrian Estrella passed the ball to Tray Epps, who beat the keeper and chipped it to the back corner for the score, Wait said.

Danny Estrella got the shutout in goal for Kilgore.

Both Kilgore teams were to begin District 15-4A play on Tuesday, after the print deadline for this issue of the News Herald. The ‘Dogs were to host Tatum, and the girls were to play at Tatum.

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On Friday, both Kilgore teams visit Waskom, starting with the girls game at 5 p.m. The Lady Bulldogs, coached by Todd BonDurant, have been off this week following a tournament in Terrell last weekend.

Sabine: Sabine High School’s soccer teams were to host Carthage on Tuesday, in games that started following the deadline of the News Herald’s print edition. Sabine is a 3A school that plays soccer, and in UIL rules, plays “up” with Class 4A teams; Sabine is actually in the same district as Kilgore, only in soccer. Both Sabine teams will play at Spring Hill in Longview on Friday, starting at 5 p.m. with the varsity girls game.

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