Natchez soccer team falls to North Pike

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 11, 2000

Natchez High’s soccer remained winless on the season as the Bulldogs fell to the North Pike Jaguars 6-1 Monday night.

Josh Wilkerson scored the first goal of the game after a corner kick bounced off of Natchez’s Amber Blake and to Wilkerson, who nailed a header into the goal.

Kerry King scored the next goal for North Pike to give the Jaguars a 2-0 lead.

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The Bulldogs finally scored with about a minute left in the first half on a goal by Chris Hughes which cut the score to 2-1, which would be the score at halftime.

The Bulldogs players and fans were so excited after that goal, one would have thought the team had won the World Cup. Team members celebrated and the fans cheered.

Brett Stockton, son of Jaguar head coach Dwight Stockton, scored the first of his two goals early in the second half on a penalty kick after a Bulldog player was called for a takedown.

Natchez had two golden opportunities to score in the second half. Jeremy Stewart was just a few feet from the Jaguar goal and sent his kick over the soccer goal and through the football goal posts. Hughes also had a chance to score, but his kick was wide left by inches.

Kerry King then scored on another penalty after a controversial call. Blake was called for a takedown by one of the referees even though she was on the ground and King tripped over her and fell down and fell to the turf.

That call made Bulldogs head coach Bill Dillon furious. After screaming to the official about the call, Dillon was ejected with about five minutes left in the game.

The Jaguars then added two more goals, including Stockton’s second of the game, late in the game to put the game out of reach.

Natchez dropped to 0-7 overall and will host Wesson on Jan. 18 at 6 p.m.