Forbus breaks state career scoring record

AMORY – Addie Forbus broke the state’s career scoring record on Friday night and got the added bonus – a win over Pontotoc to secure the Division 2-4A crown and a home playoff game next week.

“It seems so surreal. I was pretty overwhelmed,” Forbus said after scoring 3 goals in the Lady Panthers’ 4-2 win over Pontotoc. “It’s kind of a weight off my shoulders.”

Melissa Meador/Monroe JournalAmory's Addie Forbus became the state's career scoring record holder on Friday with three goals in the Lady Panthers' 4-2 win over Pontotoc.

Melissa Meador/Monroe Journal
Amory’s Addie Forbus became the state’s career scoring record holder on Friday with three goals in the Lady Panthers’ 4-2 win over Pontotoc.

Forbus got off to a hot start, scoring on a long assist from Bailey Boyd just 1:32 into the match. A penalty kick in the 27th minute tied the scoring record of 226 set by Greene County’s Kelsey Cochran, and Forbus’ assist on a Rachyl Hill goal gave the Lady Panthers a 3-0 lead at halftime.

Near the beginning of the second half, Forbus appeared to have a clear shot at the record breaking goal, but the Pontotoc keeper came out to meet her for the save.

Forbus scored her third goal of the night and No. 227 for her career on a penalty kick in the 57th minute.

“I was speechless. It’s a tremendous opportunity that she’s had, and she’s done an outstanding job,” Amory coach Nathan Clayton said. “We’re so proud of everything she’s been able to accomplish.”

The win caps off a 4-1 division record, and they will host either Lewisburg or Lafayette in the first round of the playoffs.