October 27, 2021

Boys soccer: Somonauk stays the course in 6-2 win over Earlville

Bobcats score 3 times while down a man in second half to top Red Raiders for 11th straight victory

“I was especially happy with our response after the red card and going a man down up one goal and 20 minutes to play. From that point forward, we scored three and allowed none. I think that shows our guys’ character, their soccer ability, and I feel like it had an amazing focusing effect for us. We turned that adversity into a triumph, and I couldn’t be happier for the result.”

—  Somonauk coach Jonathan Liechty

“I thought the tides were going to turn there, but it just didn’t happen. Sometimes red cards can have a galvanizing effect for the team that gets it. Somonauk is a good team to start with, but after the red card, they just really hunkered down.”

—  Earlville coach Larry Heiden
Brian Hoxsey

Brian Hoxsey

I worked for 25 years as a CNC operator and in 2005 answered an ad in The Times for a freelance sports writer position. I became a full-time sports writer/columnist for The Times in February of 2016. I enjoy researching high school athletics history, and in my spare time like to do the same, but also play video games and watch Twitch.