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Danville secures 500th win by shutting out Somerset Christian

Posted at 5:04 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24, 2022


On a memorable evening at Gary Reynolds Field, the Danville Boys’ Football Team held off Somerset Christian for a 2-0 win. The victory was the 500th since the school added football in 1981, and it propels the Ads (6-1-0) into the 12th All A Classic region final next week against Somerset.

It seems fitting that the No. 500 win comes at the field that bears Reynolds’ name. As a coach, he led the team to 240 of those wins, a feat that landed him in the DHS Hall of Fame. The winningest coach in school history, however, might be looking over his shoulder. Current coach Brent Beauman earned his 197th win.

Danville controlled the first half against the Cougars (3-4-0) with most of the possession and scoring opportunities. Iain McAlister scored the game’s first goal in the 13th minute, and Ashton Nash added a second six minutes later thanks to an assist from Abel Goodwin. The visitors failed to launch any serious threats in the first frame apart from a dangerous cross in the last minute as keeper Grayson Nagorka parried to safety.

The second half was another story. As Somerset Christian chased down a goal to close the lead, the play opened up considerably. Just five minutes after the break, the Ads failed to clear a corner in their own box. The Cougars put in a shot on target that beat Nagorka, but freshman defenseman Sasha Wade saved the ball off the goal line, preserving the shutout.

The game continued from start to finish as Nagorka had to fend off several crosses and save some hard shots from the wings. The Ads had several chances to score, but neither team could find the net and the 2-0 scoreline stood.

Up next for the Admirals, rivalry games against the Briar Jumpers and Boyle County.