The first 40 minutes of the Portage Trail Conference high-school boys' soccer title game didn't look promising, as Kent Roosevelt's Boys' Soccer team couldn't earn a single goal.
But then neither could their opponent the Field Falcons.
Then, in the first minute of the second half, Kent senior forward Dean Habeeb cranked up the momentum with one goal, which he followed up 10 minutes later with a second goal. With four minutes left in the game, senior forward Connor Thomas stunned the Falcons with a third goal. And junior defender Logan Scmucker followed three minutes later with a fourth.
The Kent Roosevelt Boys’ Soccer Team not only took the PTC title, but they finished undefeated in the conference at 6-0 with an overall regular-season record of 9-4-3, said Coach Kiel Cox.
Field ends the regular season 5-1-1 in the PTC and 11-3-2 overall, said Coach Curtis Ahrens.
The Kent girls' team played just before the boys' battle Tuesday, also against Field and also for the PTC title. Kent's girls tied Field, earning the team a four-way tie for the PTC crown with Field, Coventry and Norton. All four teams in Tuesday's matchup wore pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The PTC is comprised of Coventry, Crestwood, East Canton, Field, Garfield, Kent Roosevelt, Mogadore, Norton, Ravenna, Rootstown, Southeast, Springfield, Streetsboro, Waterloo, Windham, Woodridge and Assignor high schools.