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Boys' soccer: West Columbus 3, West Bladen 2

CERRO GORDO - Franklin Williams scored with 2 seconds remaining Monday, lifting the West Columbus Vikings to a 3-2 victory against the West Bladen Knights in a non-conference game.

Although there were five goals, the game featured few scoring chances. The Knights had only five shots on goals and 13 shot attempts, while West Columbus' five shots were all on goal. There were 27 fouls called.

West Columbus scored twice in the opening 14 minutes, getting goals from Bryan Ramos and Trent Brown.

West Bladen, which didn't record a shot on goal and only five shot attempts in the first half, turned up the intensity in the second half. The Knights pressed the attack from the beginning of the second half, and finally got on the board when Victor Jacome took a throw-in from Michael Pastore near the West Columbus goal and scored.

West Bladen tied it six minutes later on a goal by Colby McLean.

It appeared the game would end in a tie until Williams managed to slip past the Knights defense in the closing seconds and kicked a low shot into the left corner for the game winner.

West Columbus, which had lost at West Bladen 6-0 a week earlier, evened its record at 1-1.

West Bladen, 2-2, is scheduled to host Purnell Swett on Wednesday at 6 p.m. The Knights won an earlier matchup 3-1.

West Columbus 3, West Bladen 2

West Bladen      0 - 2 -- 2
West Columbus  2 - 1 -- 3

Goals: West Bladen - Victor Jacome, Colby McLean. West Columbus - Bryan Ramos, Trent Brown, Franklin Williams.

Assists: West Bladen - Michael Pastore.

Highlights: Franklin Williams scored with 2 seconds remaining to give West Columbus the win.

Records: West Bladen 2-2, West Columbus 1-1.

Scoring summary
1. WC - Bryan Ramos, 2nd minute
2. WC - Trent Brown, 14th minute
3. WB - Victor Jacome (Michael Pastore), 64th minute
4. WB - Colby McLean, 70th minute
5. WC - Franklin Williams, 79th minute

   
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