BY JUAN MONTAYA
In any sport, a win streak of any length is good. A six-game win streak is even better.
The Grady boys varsity team has won its last six games, and in the last five of those wins, the team has not allowed a single goal.
Grady beat Luella 1-0 on Wednesday at Grady Stadium in the team’s fifth consecutive shutout victory. With the win, Grady moved its overall record to 9-2-1. The team did not affect the team’s region record. With a 4-1 region record, Grady stands alone in second place in the Region 5-AAA.
Grady scored the game’s only goal 10 minutes into the second half, at 30:59. Whit Maupin scored the goal after redirecting an errant Asa Wolfe shot attempt past the Luella goalie. Luella was playing defense for much of the game, and despite that, the Luella goalie only let that one shot, a redirected one at that, through.
“We only won 1-0, but it should have been a lot more,” Steve Terry said. “We had a bad day when it came to finishing. Their keeper was phenomenal, and we had six injured starters.”
Grady had four of its starters injured before the game, and two more were injured during the game. Grady was playing JV and third-string players in order to fill the gaps left by the injured players. As desperate as the team was to fill the gaps, their makeshift formation managed to pull through against Luella, and Grady claimed the victory.
Grady defeated Decatur 1-0 on Thursday night at Grady Stadium to earn their 10th win of the season. The Knights also extended their shutout streak to six and their win streak to seven.