George Mason High School senior Jordan Robarge had reasons to celebrate Tuesday. Not only did he score the winning goal with 40 seconds remaining in the Mustang’s game against district rival Clarke County High School, but it was also his birthday.
“He is one of the key players and has done a lot of things for us this year,” coach Frank Spinello said. “To come up big on his birthday was pretty special.”
The Mustangs had cake after the game to celebrate Robarge’s birthday and the victory against one of the Bull Run’s top teams.
“We started off a little flat, Clarke wanted the ball a little bit more than we did,” Spinello said. “At half time we made some adjustments, and we pretty much dominated the second half. I knew we would score I just didn’t know it would take so long.”
The 1-0 victory is the second district win by the Mustangs. Mason (3-3) beat Manassas Park High School in their Bull Run opener last Thursday. Freshman Cole Hinson scored the winning goal in the 75th minute.
“It’s a confidence builder [winning those two games],” Spinello said. “Those are clearly the three best teams [Mason, Clarke and Manassas] in the district. To get two big wins early is going to take a lot of pressure along the season.”
Mason is back on the road vs. Madison County High School this Friday at 5:30 p.m.
“If we play the way we suppose to hopefully it will be a successful game that will help us build more confidence,” Spinello said.