For much of the season, Kennedy sophomore Ryan Walker has been a playmaker.
In Saturday's Class 3A Substate 4 final against Linn-Mar, Walker took on a new role - goal scorer.
The speedy 5-foot-3 forward broke away from the Lion defense, took a long stretch pass from teammate Reid Botkin and hammered it past Lion keeper Jared Belin with 17:30 remaining for his first tally of the season.
That goal, combined with another three minutes later from Sameeullah Jung and another stellar performance from goalkeeper Nathan Althoff, gave the Cougars a 2-0 victory and their third trip to state in the past four seasons.
Last Updated on Saturday, 25 May 2013 20:42