Jeffus brothers lead Sandite Soccer to first win of season 2-1 over Bixby

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

The Charles Page High School Boys' Soccer Team (1-1) notched their first win of the season Thursday night at Memorial Stadium, topping the Bixby Spartans (0-2) 2-1 in a non-district match.

Brothers Logan and Luke Jeffus scored the two goals for the Sandites and goalkeeper Edgar Soberano notched several impressive saves throughout the game.

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Logan Jeffus, a senior, notched the first goal of the game giving the Sandites their first lead of the season just three minutes into the match. The Spartans retaliated in the 26th minute on a twenty-yard boot by Miles Miller that shot just over Soberano's outstretched fingers into the very top of the net. Miller took another shot with five minutes left in the half, but it sailed wide left and the teams went into halftime all tied up.

The Spartans were extra hostile in the second half, pushing hard for the lead, but instead it was freshman Luke Jeffus with a header in the 52nd minute for the advantage. Spartan keeper Eli Trenary narrowly averted another Sandite goal in the 59th minute with a pair of impressive saves in a heated exchange deep in the box.

Gabe Jeffus, the third brother, never got the chance to score, playing as a defender. But the entire backline played solid defense throughout, leaving the Spartans with very few shots, none of which were uncontested.

Soberano was also hard at work in the final minutes as Bixby brought more pressure than they'd shown all game. But after several minutes in their own box, the Sandites finally broke free in the 77th minute and headed downfield where Logan Jeffus fired off another close shot that was just barely tipped out by Trenary.

The Sandites played a game of keep-away from there and ran the clock down for the 2-1 victory.

Sand Springs will take a week off for Spring Break before returning on the 23rd with a non-district home game against Muskogee (1-0).