The Jackson County marketing tag is “Play On” and it certainly fits the Smoky Mountain High School Lady Mustangs soccer team with a current record of 20 and 2. The Lady Mustangs only losses were to 4 and 0 to Franklin the only game in which they have surrendered four goals. They also lost 2-2 to Tuscola and have gone on a five game shut out streak before surrendering two goals to East Lincoln in the second round of the playoffs. The Lady Mustangs have out scored opponents 91 to 13 this season. Parkwood comes into Wednesday’s game with a 17 – 3 – 3 record and a five game shut out win streak including 4 – 0 over East Burke and 2 – 0 over Polk County. The Lady Rebels have shut out wins in eight of their last ten games and have outscored opponents 106 to 12 this season. Defenses will be fairly even for both teams. Parkwood gave up three scores to Union Academy early in the season in a tie game, then three goals to Porter Ridge, Central Academy, and Cuthbertson in their three losses of the season. They have given up single runs in seven games this season.
The game will be played TUESDAY at 6:00 p-m at Carr Hooper Stadium and on the artificial turf at Babe Howell Field. Incidentally of the 32 high school athletic fields in western North Carolina 20 are now covered in artificial turf.