The Community School soccer teams demonstrated why they're among the best 3A squads in the state with crushing victories Wednesday evening over the visiting Gooding Senators.
Rain and lighting threatened to cause cancellation of the games, but only resulted in a 20-minute delay. After that, the sun came out, and so did the Cutthroat scoring machines.
The stingy Cutthroat boys shutout the Senators 5-0, while the girls team gave up a miserly goal, but won the day 8-1.
Cutthroat boys 5, Gooding 0
Solid defense and aggressive offense continued to be the trademarks of the Cutthroats, who at 12-1-1 are ranked second statewide by Idahosports.com.
The victory over Gooding extended their offensive tirade against opponents, whom they've outscored 30-2 in their last six outings.
Travis Stone initiated the scoring against the Senators. Gooding accidentally knocked one into their own goal in the face of a ferocious Cutthroat attack to give Community School a 2-0 halftime lead.
Not that they needed any more points, but Ryon Campbell, Tanner Flanigan and Mac Whittington scored second half goals to seal the deal.
Cutthroat Coach Richard Whitelaw named Alden Remington the "Man of the Match."
The game was the final of the regular season. District play starts Saturday with The Community School hosting Declo at 11 a.m. at Sagewillow Farms in Elkhorn. If the Cutthroats continue their winning ways, they could get a rematch with number one ranked Bliss, who they tied 1-1 on Sept. 15.
"One game at a time," said Whitelaw. "If you win, you move on. If you lose, that's it. That's how the rest of the season is shaping up."
The state tournament is set for Oct. 19-20 in Boise.
Cutthroat girls 8, Gooding 1
Not to be outdone, the Cutthroat girls are also ranked number two statewide by Idahosports.com. Their victory over the Senators extended their season mark to 7-2-2.
The Cutthroats scored 4 goals in each half. Jasmine Campbell and Cody Curran scored two each, while Jessie Curran, Alexis DuPont, Erica Eshman and Hannah Hennessy contributed one apiece.
The Community School played its final season game Thursday at American Falls.
The district tournament starts Saturday, but the top-seeded Cutthroats won a first-round bye and won't play until Monday when of a Declo-Gooding game.