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Photo by Robby Newport Russellville strikers Marvin Betancourt (35) and Andy Alonso (11) celebrate after the Golden Tigers score against Athens Bible School March 4 at the Jack Allen Recreation Complex in Decatur. In 13 games, Betancourt and Alonso have combined to score 39 goals.

Russellville boys soccer stays perfect in area play

By Kim West For the FCT

The Russellville boys soccer team remained unbeaten in Class 4A-5A, Area 16 action with an 8-0 home victory March 31 against West Limestone.

Eighth-ranked Russellville (11-2, 3-0 Area 16) jumped out to a 6-0 halftime lead on the heels of senior striker Marvin Betancourt’s fourth hat trick and two goals from junior striker Andy Alonso. Kenner Perez and Cedrick Mojica each tallied a pair of goals, while Jorge Bahena added one against the Wildcats (9-5, 3-2).

In 13 games, Betancourt is pacing the Golden Tigers with 23 goals and Alonso with 16. Russellville is outscoring opponents 73-11, producing six shutouts by goalkeepers Jesus Betancourt and Darian Arzola-Lopez and averaging more than five goals per match.

The Russellville girls (1-9, 1-2) got on the scoreboard against West Limestone (6-6-1, 2-3) but it wasn’t enough, falling 2-1 after conceding two first-half goals to Haven Nichols. Russellville midfielder Gisel Perez scored her first-ever goal in the second half.

The boys and girls teams continue area play this week, hosting Danville April 6 and traveling to West Limestone April 7 before facing East Limestone twice in Week 9.

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