Boys soccer advances to Regional Championship


Jacie Robinson

Junior Trey McCrae dribbles at the TMP defense in a recent cross town rivalry match up, where the Indians won 7-2.

Junior Trey McCrae came up big with a hat trick in an 8-0 victory over Towanda-Circle. The Indians hosted the first round of 4-1A regionals on Monday, Oct. 23 with high wind speeds all game.

McCrae started off his hat trick in the fourth minute, but the Indians weren’t done there. Senior Ethan Nunnery current record holder at Hays High for most goals in a career, scored the Indians second goal in the 30th minute.

Nunnery had sparked the Indians to put in two more goals before the half. Freshmen Brian Cisneros chipping the keeper off a ball from junior Jacob Maska, and the fourth goal senior Zach Wagner found a split ball to Maska who chipped the keeper.

It was time for the Indians to attack into the wind in the second half and start scoring a goal in 23 seconds to make the score 5-0.

“That’s the fastest goal we have scored after a half or beginning of a game all year,” coach Silas Hibbs.

The Indians kept pushing and found the net again with a goal from Wagner assisted by Maska. Maska had his second goal in the 55th minute assisted by McCrae, McCrae finished the game the same way started it, with the eighth and final goal assisted by Nunnery in the 73rd minute to end the game with a score of 8-0.

“We got everybody to play today which is always exciting, to get some of our younger players some experience,” Hibbs said.

The Indians will travel to Wichita on Oct. 27 to face off against Wichita Trinity in the Regional Championship at 7 p.m.