Hunter Webb headed a rebound from a shot from off the foot of teammate Moises Mata with eight minutes left in regulation to lift the Camden High boys’ soccer team to a come-from-behind 2-1 win over host Buford last Wednesday.
The non-conference victory evened the Bulldogs’ record at 5-5 on the season under second-year head coach Mark Chickering.
For Webb, supplying the game-winning goal was fitting due to his with Bulldog assistant coach Jerry Jones before the freshman entered the match as a substitute.
"Before the winning goal," Chickering said, "Hunter was getting ready to go in the game and he said something to Jerry Jones about how loud their crowd was. Jerry told him to go in and shut them up. He was in the game less than five minutes before he scored the game winner.
"Hunter did a good job of following Moises’ shot and headed in the rebound."
The goal, which occurred in the 72nd minute, came 20 minutes after the guests’ first goal of the night when Nelson Semple took a pass from Roberto Pena and dribbled into the box, beating a set of Yellow Jacket defenders before slipping a shot past the BHS goalkeeper to knot things at 1-1.
Buford scored the first goal of the game and would carry a 1-0 lead into halftime when, in the eighth minute, when a Camden pass deflected off a Buford attacker and ricocheted to a Yellow Jacket teammate. After getting behind the Bulldog defense he scored the game’s first goal.
Camden would rally with two goals after intermission to sweep the season series with Buford. Camden won the first match, 5-0.
"The game was very hard fought," Chickering said. "Buford plays very hard and it’s always going to take a lot of effort to beat those guys.
"I thought we played well for most of the match. We did a good job of moving the ball back and forth across the field and they had trouble keeping up with that. We had a lot of good scoring chances but could not convert. Our guys never quit despite the frustration of not being able to score early on. The guys showed a lot of guts coming from behind on the road and getting a win."