Clay Sexton scored four goals and Hugo Jurado added two as the Griffin High boys soccer team posted its first win this season, 7-1, Wednesday night at home against Jackson.
Griffin (1-1), which was coming off a 5-3 loss to Lamar County 48 hours earlier on the same field, left nothing to chance in this one against the Red Devils (0-2).
Sexton scored a pair of goals in the first 10 minutes of the match before Kevin Garland, off an assist from Xavier Coggins, made it 3-0 with 26:47 to play in the half.
Sexton notched a hat trick with 23:12 to play and added his fourth — and team-leading fifth of the season — off an assist from Garland, with nine minutes left to play in the half.
Jurado than got into the act scoring with about a minute left to play to put the Bears up 6-0 at the half. The Red Devils didn’t get a shot on net in the half.
“Marcus Gore and Tim Jester shut down their forwards,” said fourth-year Griffin head coach Joel Pasch. “They didn’t do anything in the first half.”
That changed in the second half. Jackson scored in the first 10 minutes, before Jurado capped the match’s scoring on a goal, his third of the season, assisted by Nathan Flitcroftt with 15:40 to play.
“They really stepped it up and put pressure on Max in the second half,” Pasch said of his keeper Max Klein.
Klein responded by making six saves to give him 10 for the season.
In the end, it all added up to provide the Bears their first win of the season.
“They deserved it tonight,” said Pasch, whose team plays the nightcap today in a girls-boys doubleheader scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m., at Luella High.