HUBBARD, OH- Poland and Hubbard met on Thursday night in a game that would go a long way in deciding the champion of the Northeast 8 Conference at the end of the season. Both teams came into tonight’s matchup with identical records (4-1-1 overall, 3-0-0 NE8).
It was a stalemate in the first half, as both teams couldn’t find the back of the net and went into their respective locker rooms with the game tied 0-0. Hubbard drew first blood tonight when Kaleb Jackson found the back of the net for the Eagles roughly halfway into the second half. Poland took that goal as a wake-up call and the senior leadership for the Bulldogs came into full play. A goal just minutes later by Derek Thomas equaled the score up, and Sophomore Jacob Hayes put the go-ahead goal just past the Hubbard goalkeeper with two minutes left, and Poland would hold on from there.
With tonight’s win, Poland now holds sole possession of first place in the NE8 Conference, as well as grabbing their fifth overall win on the season. Hubbard drops their second match of the season and now sits in second place in the conference.
*Contributed By YSN’s Anthony Romo