A pair of streaks came to a close for the LaGrange High boys’ soccer team on Tuesday.
The Grangers gave up more than one goal in a game for the first time since their season opener, a stretch that spanned 11 games, and they saw their five-match winning streak come to a close.
The Grangers (10-3) jumped out to a 1-0 lead at Callaway Stadium, but Spalding County rallied for a 2-1 victory.
The Grangers, who hadn’t played since March 27 when they beat the Columbus Blue Devils to sew up a region championship, fell to 10-3 heading into Friday’s showdown against Troup.
It was LaGrange’s first loss since March 1 when it lost on penalty kicks to Stone Mountain.
The Grangers struck first, with Marat Rosencrats finding the net from long distance 13 minutes into the match.
It took the Jaguars less than three minutes, though, to notch the tying goal, and the game was deadlocked at 1-1 at the half.
The Jaguars scored the only goal of the second half to earn the victory in a match-up of teams ranked in the top 10 in Class AAAA.
LaGrange, which has won its first six region matches, will try to wrap up a perfect region record when it faces Troup.
Win or lose, LaGrange has already secured the region championship.