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Callaway soccer teams open season

By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY

Daily News

Callaway High’s soccer teams opened the season with home losses to Douglas County on Thursday.

In the girls’ game, which started nearly an hour late because Douglas County was a late arrival, Callaway lost 9-0.

In the boys’ game, Douglas County scored four second-half goals to beat Callaway 4-0.

It was the first of eight non-region games for Callaway before the start of Region 5-AA play on March 2 against Bremen.

While the girls’ game was controlled by Douglas County from the get-go, the boys’ game was competitive until the final 30 minutes.

Douglas County scored a goal with a little more than 30 minutes to play, and it added two more goals in the next eight minutes to build an 8-0 lead.

Douglas County capped the scoring with a goal with 2:32 remaining.

“We played well against a solid Class AAAAAA school,” said Callaway head coach Mike Petite. “It’s all about getting better and I think we did that tonight.”

Callaway’s teams will be back in action on Friday at Crawford County, and they have road games against Dutchtown and Bowdon next week.