By Brandon Speck/NEMS Daily Journal
AMORY – Addie Forbus and the Amory Lady Panthers have plenty of goals to keep them busy. The team is playing for a Class 4A playoff spot. Forbus is going for sugar on top.
The Amory senior and Ole Miss soccer commit is closing out a decorated high school career in pursuit of the state’s career scoring record.
She scored a pair of goals in 33 degrees and driving rain Tuesday night as Amory beat Caledonia 2-1 in a Division 2-4A match.
“These aren’t ideal conditions but it’s a good win. We can win division if we win Friday,” Amory coach Nathan Clayton said.
Amory (16-2, 4-1), Caledonia and Pontotoc are still fighting for two playoff spots. Amory has two home matches left, division against Pontotoc Friday and against Corinth Saturday.
Forbus needs three goals to break Greene County’s Kelsey Cochran’s record of 226.
Forbus scored on an assist from Bailey Boyd in the 31st minute of the first half Tuesday. She worked through two defenders and beat another to find the net.
Caledonia (11-8, 4-1) tied it on a penalty kick by Darby Williams.
Forbus scored again from Boyd to break the tie and later bounced one off the crossbar from 15 yards.
Clayton said Forbus hasn’t allowed the chase for the record to be a distraction.
“She’s handled it well,” he said. “Tonight’s the great equalizer but she made two great goals and had a couple that just missed. She’s got great character.”