Trigg Soccer Caps District Decade of Dominance With Ninth Title

No sport in the history of Trigg County athletics has put together a more dominant decade in district play than what the boys’ soccer team accomplished in the 2010s.

The Wildcats claimed the Fifth District title with a 6-0 win at Lyon County Monday. It was Trigg’s second straight district title and ninth of the decade.

Trigg County got on the scoreboard nine minutes in when Anthony Ethridge crossed a pass to Will Jolly who found the net for a 1-0 lead.

Trigg added a second goal on a Jolly direct kick from 30 yards with 21 minutes left in the half. The Wildcats were able to control the midfield throughout the contest. They outshot the Lyons 11-2 in the first half and 25-3 for the game.

Clayton Setliff headed in a cross from Keller Nichols in the 54th minute for a 3-0 Wildcat lead.

Trigg added three goals in the final eight minutes for the final six-goal margin. Ethridge, Nichols, and Setliff had Trigg’s final three goals with Cristian Llarena and Nichols contributing assists.

Matthew Smith had two saves for Trigg County, while Cole Schroeder had 10 saves for Lyon County, who was playing without their leading scorer who was out of town.

The decade run by Trigg County included a 36-4 record against district opponents and an overall winning percentage of .662. No other Trigg County sport can boast that type of success at the district level.

Both Trigg County (14-3-2) and Lyon County (2-15-3) will advance to next week’s region soccer tournament at Henderson County.