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October 17, 2012

Kennedy scores two goals during North win

CORBIN — By Les Dixon

Sports Editor

NORTH LAUREL — The North Laurel Jaguar regional tournament drought is over after the Jaguars upended Middlesboro 4-1 during semifinal action of the 13th Region Tournament.

The Jaguars (14-4), who extended their win-streak to eight games, jumped on the Yellow Jackets early before wrapping up the three-goal win.

“We didn’t play as well as we liked, but we also tried to do some things for some of the players, so we had a few people out of position and quickly went back to the way it should have been,” North Laurel coach Mark Acampa said. “It’s our first region win in a long time, so we feel good about that.”

Keaton Kennedy scored two goals in the win for the Jaguars while Levi Seidel and Josh Carter also scored in the win

North Laurel came into the game with 10-0 and 4-1 wins over the Yellow Jackets and Acampa said he saw improvement from them from the two teams’ first meeting

“They are a great team and definitely improved,” he said. “They are a very well-coached team and they have a lot of speed. Hats off to them. I’m proud of our team, but Middlesboro played well, too.”

North Laurel will now play Corbin in the 13th Region title game Thursday at 8 p.m.

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