The Pirates opened up to an early lead on Monday and held on in the second half to take the first round of the OHSAA Divsion III Kalida District Sectional Semifinal. At the 28:42 the Musketeers helped the home squad by scoring an own goal to make it 1-0 Pirates. A little over 5 minutes later Continental got on the board again as Senior Cole Bowers put in an Freshman Andrew Hoeffel pass to make it 2-0. There would be no more scoring in the first half. Pirates 2, Musketeers 0 half.
If you got back to your seat late in the second half then you would have missed some scoring as Fort Jennings put one in 16 seconds into the half to cut the Pirate lead to 1. With 27:17 the Pirates got the lead back to 2 goals when Senior Jarret Keck put in a Hoeffel pass to make it 3-1 Pirates. That would end the scoring for the day. Pirates 3, Musketeers 1 final.
Continental had 9 shots on goal to Fort Jennings 4. Continental had 10 corner kicks to Fort Jennings 2. Trevor Brecht got the win in the goal for the Pirates.
Continental is now 8-7-2 and moves on to the Sectional Final at Ottoville on Wednesday at 5:00. Ottoville advanced by defeating Spencerville 3-1. Fort Jennings ends their season at 2-12-2.
–Mike Jones, Sportswriter