Antlers back on track with wins over Lehman, SAVM | Sports


On a very windy Friday night, Tivy Boys football returned to the 26-5A district when the Antlers scored a 1-0 decision against Kyle Lehman in front of the Tivy faithful.

Christian Compean netted Tivy’s goal 30 minutes into the first half, assisted by Keke Segura.

Chris Tienda made seven saves, including one with less than 30 seconds left in the game as the Lobos tried to salvage at least one tie.

“It was a big win for us,” Tivy head coach Reece Zunker said. “We were in fifth place in the district and edged out Lehman with the win. At the end of the day, we have to play one game at a time,” Zunker said.

The Antlers improved to 5-4-2 for the district (9-6-3 overall), while Lehman moved to 5-4-1 in the district and fell behind Tivy in points that help determine the ranking.

“We had our best week of training before this game and we responded really well. It’s fun to train fighting kids. That’s why I love coaching at Tivy,” Zunker said. “We followed things very well defensively and positioned ourselves well. The last two matches have given us confidence.”

Regarding his second-year keeper, Tienda, Zunker said he has grown over the season.

“Chris is a kid who means well. He often asks to stay after practice and watch more movies to smooth things over in his game,” Zunker said.

Tivy will build his two-game winning streak against Seguin on Tuesday and past Friday’s opener, there are games remaining with Buda Johnson, New Braunfels Canyon, Boerne Champion and Dripping Springs.

Earlier in the week, Antlers football scored four second-half goals and beat the San Antonio Veterans Memorial 4-1 to end Tivy’s five-game winless streak in District Football 26-5A on Tuesday. .

The Antlers tied their district record at 4-4-2 and held their own at 8-6-3 overall.

Juan Cardenas, Will Robinson, Fern Manzano and Keke Segura scored. Cardenas got two of Tivy’s four assists, and Este Gonzalez and Segura got the others. Six saves for goalkeeper Chris Tienda.


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