Tigers take 4th at Boots and Butts

Tyler Dixon | Kentucky New Era

Hopkinsville's Mason Rye (right) goes around a Campbell County defender Sunday at the Stadium of Champions.

Hopkinsville and Christian County hit the soccer field last weekend for the annual Boots and Butts Soccer Classic at the Stadium of Champions where both teams played three games during the two-day tournament.

The Tigers beat Marion County 4-1 to open their weekend Saturday afternoon, but the victory would be the only one Hoptown would get. Hoptown was then beaten by Warren Central 3-0, the same team that beat the Tigers in last year's Boots and Butts final.

The loss sent Hopkinsville to the third-place game where it faced off against the Camels of Campbell County and the Tigers

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were dealt their second-straight shutout. The Camels came away with a 3-0 lead, which gave Hopkinsville a fourth-place finish. It was the first time the Tigers have been shutout on back-to-back games since 2013. Hoptown now plays UHA Wednesday on the road.

Christian County finished 0-3 on the weekend but first-year coach Austin Byrum's team got plenty of work during the weekend.

The Colonels fell to Campbell County (5-1) and Apollo (10-1) on Saturday and then a late goal gave Marion County a 1-0 victory in the seventh-place game.

Christian County hosts UHA at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stadium of Champions.

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