For Cullman High’s soccer team, revenge is a dish best served quickly — and as a blowout.

Coming off back-to-back losses last season to Brewer — a pair of wins that catapulted the Patriots to the first Final Four appearance in school history in 2008 — Cullman wasted little time getting its revenge Friday afternoon.

The Bearcats grabbed a goal less than two minutes into the game, led 6-0 at halftime and cruised to a dominating 8-1 victory in a Class 5A, Section 8 game.

“We were ready to play them,” said senior forward Chase Maddox, who scored the opening goal 1:12 into the match. “They beat us twice last year and we wanted to return the favor.

“We played our butts off today. We really wanted it.”

Four minutes after Maddox’s opener, Cooper Nyquist controlled a ball in the penalty box and chipped a shot over the Brewer keeper for a 2-0 Cullman lead.

Before the half was over, Maddox scored twice more, while Nyquist and Will Drake added a goal each.

“Since they beat us last year, it was good getting an opportunity to play them again and beat them,” said senior midfielder Andrew Arbet, who scored both of Cullman’s goals in the second half. “Plus, it’s good because it was a section match. We were just able to string some passes together and get a few goals.”

Brewer grabbed a consolation goal late in the second half, but by that time Cullman (13-4-2, 5-0) was already ahead 7-0.

Cullman travels to Hartselle on Monday to face the Tigers in another Section 8 match.



Michael Cummings can be reached by e-mail at michaelc@cullmantimes.com or by telephone at 734-2131, ext. 258.

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