All sports teams control their own destiny during one particular game. If they play better and perhaps have a bit of luck, they’re going to win most of the time. What sports teams, and in this case, Forbush soccer don’t control, is Mother Nature.
After advancing to the second round of the 2A Men’s Soccer Championship with a 3-0 win over Parkwood last Wednesday, Forbush seemed ready to take on a familiar foe last Saturday. Newton-Conover eliminated the Falcons in the fourth round of the playoffs last year, then went on to win the championship the following week. Needless to say, they had that in the back of their minds approaching Saturday.
But Saturday’s game never came, as rain moved into the state for most of the weekend and carried over to Monday. They hoped to get the fields ready by then, but Mother Nature won again. As a result, Forbush’s match was moved to Tuesday at 7 p.m., just past press time.
It’s not like either team is really at a disadvantage however. The winner of Tuesday’s game would go on to play the following night against the winner of the Wilkes Central/Monroe game, which also was moved to Tuesday night.
If Forbush made it through the defending champions at their own house, then followed it up with another win, they’d make a return to the fourth round for the second-straight season. They would play the winner of the Trinity/Chase game.
Check yadkinripple.com/sports for more in-depth coverage of the Forbush Falcons, as there will be tournament updates online whenever available.
Ryan DeCosta can be reached at 336-258-4052 or via Twitter @rsdecosta.