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The Kemp High School soccer teams had a tough night against the Mabank Panthers and Lady Panthers Tuesday.

In the girls game, Mabank won 11-0, while in the boys game, the Panthers defeated Kemp, 2-1.

In the girls game, Mabank scored seven goals in the first half and four more in the second half.

“Playing against teams of Mabank's caliber is a learning experience regardless of result,” Kemp coach Chris Chase said. “We get to see how to anticipate the game, where to place the ball in order to set up scoring chances, and a lot of other things we don't see in our training sessions right now.”

The Lady Yellowjackets are 0-4-0 overall.

In the boys game, both teams were tied at 1 after the first half of play.

The lone goal for the Yellowjackets came on a goal by Jose Rico off an assist from Alex Wilson.

Kemp is currently 1-4-1 overall and 0-1-0 in District 12-4A play.

“We had our chances to get a better result, but I'm proud of the energy and spirit our kids showed,” Chase said. “I felt the players prepared well for this match, and we handled the pressure of the first district match well. We just have to finish our quality scoring chances, and be more mindful of our spacing and shape in transition defense.”

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