THOMAS — Snake River and Aberdeen renewed their rivalry on the soccer pitch on Wednesday evening with a highly entertaining late game under the lights on the football field.
After 80 minutes of non-stop action, the teams left the field in a 1-1 draw but not first without several heart stopping moments.
"I think that we played great," Snake River head coach Trevor Peterson said. "It was just one of those nights in which we were unable to put a shot away."
Aberdeen drew first blood on the night as quickly as the lightening striking on the horizon as Gute Medel found a crease in the Panther defense for a goal in the 2nd minute of play.
"Tonight was very frustrating," Aberdeen head coach Nate Tracy said. "We were missing our leading scorer on the season, our fastest player and 2 other seniors because of harvest but I think that the biggest thing that came out of tonight's game was the play of our freshmen, they really stepped up with big minutes tonight."
Down quick, the Panthers didn't panic, working their way back into the game with some nice ball movement and that trademark hustle that Snake River fans have come to expect.
Cooper Peterson was able to split the defense late in the first half, scoring the tying goal in the 39th minute of play.