The Tallmadge boys soccer team honored its seniors before Thursday’s game.
Let’s just say the pregame festivities were only the beginning of what turned out to be quite a memorable evening.
The host Blue Devils improved to 7-5-1 after earning a lopsided 9-1 victory over Canton McKinley at Thomas Rossiaky Stadium.
Prior to the game, Tallmadge honored seniors Jason Betts, Justin Betts, Eric Hussing, Nick Hussing, Danny Macchiarole, Dakota Miller, Patrick Rotunda and Sam Weyandt.
Justin Betts and Nick Hussing each had three goals and Sam Weyandt, Eric Hussing and Danny Machiarole each scored once for the Blue Devils, who led 6-0 at halftime.
More than half of the goals involved Jason Betts in some fashion. He finished with a career-high five assists. Eric Hussing, Miller and Eric Solomon each had one assist for the Blue Devils, who had a 16-7 advantage in shots on goal and a 1-0 edge in corner kicks.