Written By: Logan Barker
Records shattered on Miner Mountain today!
On this early Saturday morning, the Miners defeated Bluefield at home with a final score of 4-2 . Kendan Trent was 2 goals away from breaking the goals in season record for Mingo Central. Trent was able to do that with ease and score 4 goals for the Miners. Trent will now end the regular season with 33 goals, breaking the previous record of 30 goals which was held by Garrett Noe.
Trent had the chance to break it in the 6-2 win over Westside last Thursday but he gave a penalty kick which would have tied him for the record to goal keeper Mason Hatfield, who was one of the seniors on the team representing Mingo Central on Senior Night. Hatfield went on to nail the PK and get his first goal of his high school career.
“It just feels great knowing that all the hard work and dedication that my teammates and I have put in to get me to this spot to where I was able to break the record.” Trent said.
“I’m super excited for Kendan,” said coach Garrett Moore. “It’s always a special moment to have your name placed in the record books for such an accomplishment. Also to speak on his character, I watched in the previous game as he had a chance to tie the record and gave a penalty kick up late in the game to our senior goalie to score his first career goal. With that being said, I couldn’t be happier for him that he is Mingo Central’s new single season goals leader.”
Moore was originally supposed to be the head coach for the girls soccer team, but then the boys and girls combined to be Co-Ed so now he is coaching with coach Brad Rawls.
“It’s an amazing accomplishment,” said Rawls. “I couldn’t be more proud of him, especially after giving up the penalty kick against Westside to Mason. Then he achieved it still. It speaks about his character on and off the field.”
Rawls is a first year head coach and is now advancing to his first sectional tournament as the coach for Mingo Central.
Trent has performed well all season and now his reward is here, and he will be in the Mingo Central record book.
Trent was very happy and full of enthusiasm on the field this morning and he lead his team to a victory over Bluefield which they will also be playing in the sectional tournament this Monday at 6:30 pm.
Photo Courtesy of Samantha Waine