Tate Boys Soccer suffers first loss in District 1-6A semi-final at Niceville

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Ethan Sanz (7) controls the ball during the Tate vs Washington Boys football game at Booker T. Washington High School in Pensacola on Thursday, January 13, 2022.

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Here’s a high school roundup from Saturday, January 29:

soccer boys

Semi-finals Districts 1-6A

No. 1 Niceville 1 (W), No. 4 Tate 1

It took a penalty shootout in their 17th game this season, but the Aggies finally tasted defeat. Tate suffered his first defeat of the 2021-22 campaign after falling to top-seeded Niceville. Statistics were not available.

The Aggies’ record fell to 13-1-3.

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Unless a number of upsets take place in other districts, Tate can anticipate the regional tournament. The team finished the regular season ranked sixth in the 1-6A region.

No. 2 Fort Walton Beach 2, No. 3 Booker T. Washington 1

The Wildcats couldn’t hold onto a 1-0 halftime advantage at Fort Walton Beach. Last lost on November 18, the team saw their 11-game unbeaten run come to an end.

Booker T. Washington sophomore forward Kyle Hunnicutt scored the game’s first score in the first half on an unassisted goal. The Vikings responded with two second-half goals to steal the win.

Like Tate, the Wildcats should be in good shape to qualify for regionals. Washington (10-3-3) is ranked fifth in the 1-6A region.

Semi-final Districts 1-3A

No. 1 Pensacola Catholic 7, No. 4 Freeport 0

Like the Lady Crusaders the night before, the Catholic men’s team picked up a 7-0 shutout in the semi-final against the Bulldogs. Saturday’s game was played from North Bay Haven Academy in Panama City.

Seniors Jake Baumann (3) and Miller Thorsen (4) combined for all team goals. Baumann also recorded three assists while Thorsen, Jacob Wilkinson and Drew Lacour each finished with one assist.

Pensacola Catholic, the first seed in District 1-3A, will face Walton, No. 2, for the district title at 6 p.m. Wednesday from Panama City.

Basketball Boys

Booker T. Washington 72, Tate 63

A 23-12 second quarter helped the Wildcats claim victory at Tate. Capturing his most wins in a single season since the 2017-18 campaign, Booker T. Washington improved to 17-5 this season.

Jordan Moorer had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Aggies (11-10), who host Crestview at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. At the same time, the Wildcats visit Navarre.

Pensacola Christian Academy 67, Central 52

The Warriors took advantage of a 23-point cushion late in the three quarters en route to a comfortable victory at Central. Statistics were not available.

The PCA has won its last six games. Pensacola Christian Academy (12-9) will host Baker at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday. Meanwhile, Central has gone in the opposite direction, finding itself empty in its last five contests. The Jaguars go to Pace at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Girls basketball

Central 67, Pensacola Christian Academy 50

The Jaguars took advantage of a 39-29 second-half advantage to earn a home victory over the Warriors. Statistics were not available.

Recording their seventh consecutive triumph, Central performed well against one of the best sides in the region. PCA entered the contest with eight straight wins. Pensacola Christian Academy is down to 14-5 this season.

Improving to 14-11, the Jaguars are the second seed in the District 1-1A tournament. Central hosts a semifinal game at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The team faces the winner of Tuesday’s quarter-final between No. 3 Jay and No. 6 Baker.

Patrick Bernadeau is a sports reporter for the Pensacola News Journal. He can be reached at (850) 503-3828, on Twitter @PatBernadeau or by email at [email protected]

This article originally appeared on Pensacola News Journal: Roundup: Tate suffers first loss after dropping on penalties to Niceville

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