July 12, 2024

Maicas’ late goal lifts Demons to 3rd place finish

Photo courtesy of Dodge City High School

WICHITA–Irwin Macias found space inside the box and blasted home the game-winning goal with 1:06 left in regulation Saturday, unlocking a tie and giving Dodge City a 2-1 victory over Washburn Rural to claim third place in the 6A Playoffs at Tommy Peckham Field.

Dodge City jumped out to a 1-0 lead less than 10 minutes in on a Mario Olivares self-created goal early in the first half. That lead held for most of the match until Benett Hallauer evened the score with 9:18 to go.

The Red Demons dominated possession from that point forward and with just more than a minute left, Francisco Hernandez threaded a pass to Macias, who rifled in the winner.

Macias scored twice in the Final Four and ends his high school career with a memorable moment.

The Red Demons finish the season 20-1.