While Country Day’s substitutes sat in the shade, Freedom Christian School’s subs were on the bench, holding umbrellas to protect themselves from the 106-degree weather.
This is the second game in which it was so hot that the refs had to call for water breaks. But even the tremendous heat didn’t stop the Cavs from crushing the Falcons, 6-0.
Sophomore starter Jayce McCain said that the heat affected the game.
“It sometimes stopped our momentum,” he said.
However, within the first five minutes of the game, sophomore starter Theo Kaufman scored.
The next to score was McCain, who finished with two goals.
The Cavs ended the half with additional goals from McCain, sophomore starter BJ Askew and freshman Ethan Hockridge.
During the second half, Kaufman and junior Emil Erickson added another two.
Sophomore Andrew Rossell said that the Falcons had a few good players, but the Cavs were easily able to pass their defense.
McCain said the team did really well.
“Today was the best game we have played this season because we passed a lot and got a lot of people involved,” he said.
Despite the convincing victory, McCain also said the team needs to work on pressuring the opponent throughout the game.
“The team needs to work on not taking it easy on a team once we have the lead,” McCain said.
The boys’ next game will be Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Forest Lake Christian School, at 4 p.m.
—By Ulises Barajas