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Nation’s No. 4 Soccer Ads ‘rap’ past Maryville, 6-0

Earth to Maryville High School boys soccer: Farragut remains quite powerful.

Perhaps even more so since unveiling its new “The Party’s Over” pre-game rap ritual at MHS.

Though Maryville entered this Saturday evening, April 3 contest undefeated (3-0-1), the nation’s No. 4-ranked Admirals (ESPN Rise) drubbed the Rebels 6-0. Farragut, defending Class AAA state champion, improved to 5-0.

Alarmed on how FHS went lax early during a recent game versus Webb School of Knoxville (3-1 Ads victory), head coach Wallie Culbreth said he noticed a much higher level of intensity Saturday after the “The Party’s Over” pre-game ritual.

“We’ve developed what my wrestling team used to do ... get in a circle ... and we’ve got a rap, ‘The Party’s Over’ and everybody participates,” Culbreth said. “Since we’ve been doing that we’ve developed a rhythm for psyching ourselves up. ... I’m telling you my kids’ psyche changes once we do that.

“We did that and we were at a new level of psyche.”

Culbreth said a similar ritual helped motivate him to become a two-time Florida high school state wrestling champ (141-pound class) in 1973 and 1974.

The Admirals held a 13-4 shots-on-goal edge while pulling away in the second half.

“My forwards played really well, Sam Eddy and Cody [Newby], who has strep throat,” Culbreth said.

Six different Admirals tallied goals, including Eddy and Newby, along with Andrew Hale, David Jordan, Brandon Klarner and Nick Muth. Eddy and Ryan Stinton assisted.

“Ryan Stinton and David Jordan controlled the midfield,” Culbreth said, adding about his defense, “Wayman [McLaughlin] played a good game, and so did Nick Muth.

“And Steven [Matlock] did a good job, my keeper, having been off a month” due to injury.

Culbreth strongly disagreed with what he said was a published account of the game stating “the score wasn’t a true reflection of the game,” meaning MHS played Farragut closer.

“Three-to-nothing is hard to explain, six-to-nothing, that’s impossible to explain,” the FHS skipper added.

However, “I’ve been praising Maryville,” Culbreth said about his respect for the Rebels’ 2010 team.


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