October 19, 2021

Boys soccer: Ottawa blanks Morris 6-0, advances in Interstate Eight Conference Tournament

Senior Gio Resendez scores five times in the contest for the Pirates, which moves on to play top-seed Sycamore in the semifinals

“Once we were able to get that second goal early in the second half, I felt it took a little wind out of their sails and gave us a little bit of life.”

—  Ottawa coach Jeff Davis

“I felt we played a solid first half, actually a really good first half, but the second half was a tough one for us.”

—  Morris coach David Valdivia
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.