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SHERIDAN — Last night’s matchup between the Sheridan Broncs and the Campbell County Camels saw both sides struggling to find the net until a late second-half goal gave the Camels a 1-0 victory over the Broncs.
The Broncs relied heavily on their defense for most of the game, as goalkeeper Jess Edens saw his fair share of action in his first full game back from a kidney injury.
In the 18th minute, Edens made consecutive diving saves before the ball was eventually cleared out of play. The Camels continued to put pressure in the box, as Edens made another heroic save at the 36-minute mark, keeping the match at a 0-0 tie headed into halftime. In the opening minutes of the second half, Edens, an All-State keeper a year ago, made two more tremendous saves to keep the Camels off of the board.
“We are fortunate to have such a great stable of keepers,” Sheridan coach Kevin Rizer said after the game. “Zach was an All-State keeper, and when he hurt his ankle, we had another All-State keeper to fill in.”
While Edens and the defense fended off numerous Campbell County attacks, the Broncs’ offense struggled to find a rhythm. After Campbell County’s Camdin Hinkel scored the lone goal of the game in the 69th minute, the Broncs began to press down the field for an equalizer.
What Rizer called the save of the game, came in the final minutes, as Sheridan got their cleanest shot on goal. Campbell County keeper Andrew Hays made a desperate diving stop, and as the final whistle sounded on senior night at Sheridan High School, the Broncs walked off the pitch with a 1-0 loss.