Late goal by Schweitzer shocks Montgomery County in state semi-game


Tristin Brubaker

Junior Caymon Stevie dribbles the ball during the state semi-state game on October 23.

Last night, the Highlands varsity boys’ soccer team shocked Montgomery County with a 2-1 defeat in overtime.

Montgomery County struck their first goal with 34 minutes left in the first period. 

Senior Luke Schweitzer scored Highlands’ first goal, tying the game.

Senior Will Burnham protected Highlands’ goal from multiple attempts to score.

Junior Alexander Foubert suffered an injury during the second period with 12 minutes remaining but continued to play throughout the remainder of the game.

Due to the tie, the players played into sudden-death overtime with Luke Schweitzer scoring the final goal on a header, assisted by Sophomore Max Farris. 

Senior Alex Ford said, “We are still undefeated in the state of Kentucky. I have a very good feeling about this team and what we can achieve. The state title is within our grasps. Luke scoring the heading last night against Montgomery county was great.”

Junior Nick Fischer agreed.

“At the beginning of the year our first goal was to win state, and we are only 3 games away from doing just that.”

The Highlands varsity boys’ soccer teams’ quarter-final game will be played on October 27th at Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School in Lexington at 5pm.