Ankeny fans pack the pitch on near-record night

Ankeny fans pack the pitch on near-record night

Every game takes place on the wire on a special football night



SCOTT REISTER, WITH KCCI 8 SPORTS. SCOTT: ANKENY AND CENTENNIAL PROMOTED ITOR F MONTH, TAKING THESE T-SHIRTS ACROSS THE REGION FOR “PATH THE PITCH.” THEY DID NOT REACH THEIR TARGET OF 7,343 FANS, WHICH WOULD HAVE SET A STATE RECORD FOR MOST FANS EVER AT GE SOCCER, AM BUT YOU KNOW WHAT MATTERS, BECAUSE THIS ENERGY AT ANKENY STADIUM THIS EVENING WAS ELECTRIC. WITH BIG. NEARLY 4,000 FANS CAME ON A VERY COLD AND WINDY TUESDAY NIGHT TO APPLAUSE TWO OF THE BEST PROGRAMS IN THE STATE ON EACH SIDE GIRLS AND BOYS. YOUNG FOOTBALL YOUNG PEOPLE GOT INOR F FOR FREE. THEY GIVEN HIGH 5S TO PLAYERS. THERE WERE DRAWINGS, DAN, CI AND JUST GREAT ACTION ON THE PITCH. ON THE PAGE. AFTER A POINTLESS CENTENNIAL GOT THE FIRST HALF, SOMETHING COOKS. SOPHOMORE TY DUAX FROM THE FLOOR. SCORING FOR THE DRUG WARS. TO THE GOAL. CENTENARY ONE-ZERO. 17 MINUTES REMAINING IN THE MATCH, IF YOU WANT TO SEE A CORNER KICK, WATCH LUCAS NEWHARD. THE FOLD, AND SC.OR WHAT IS A KICK WEDGE. OUTSIDE THE GOALKEEPER AND INSIDE. NEWHARD SEE OUR INTERN JACK RIDES WORKING THE CAMERA. HE RUNS AND GIVES HER A LITTLE FLAG. HE GOES INTO OVERTIME TO TIE AT 1-1. HUNT YEREATTS PASSES TOWARDS NEWHARD. THE CENTENNIAL GOAL WILL CHARGE IT. BUT NEWHARD GETS THEIR FIRST. AND MARK IT. THAT’S IT. ANKENY WINS THE OVERME 2-1. EXTRA THRILLER. WHAT A MOMENT AT ANKENY STADIUM! >> OR YOU KNOW, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT THE GUARDIAN WILL DO. SO IW LIKASE BANKABLE JUST GO FOR IT. AND I GOT THERE FIRST. >> WHETHN AT BALL CAME IN, THE PLACE GOT CRAZY. WHAT WAS IT FOR YOU? >> THIS IS JUST A CRAZY EXPERIENCE. WE HAVE NEVER HAD SO MANY PEOPLE BEFORE. JUST NOT THAT MANY PEOPLE HERE. WINNING THE GA FMEOR SENIORS IS JUST AN AWESOME FEELING. SCOTT: IT WAS SURE. 14-0N O THE SEASON NOW. THE RLGIS GAME STARTED VERY LATE, BIG LCO TEAMS. ANKENY RANKED SECOND. CENTENARY RANKED FOURTH. LATE IN THE GAME, NO SCORES UNTIL THIS TIME. OLIVIA BOOTS THROUGH THE CENTENNIAL AND MAKES IT 1-0. FROM THERE, THE JAGS ARE ABLE TO PLAY AWAY FROM THE HOT CATS. FINAL WHILEST COUPS, 1-0 WIN CENTEN

Ankeny fans pack the pitch on near-record night

Every game takes place on the wire on a special football night

Ankeny and Centennial fell short of their goal of a state record 7,343 fans in attendance Tuesday night. But it didn’t matter. KCCI Sporting Director Scott Reister breaks down the action of Pack the Pitch, where nearly 4,000 fans saw months of hard work come to life.

Ankeny and Centennial fell short of their goal of a state record 7,343 fans in attendance Tuesday night. But it didn’t matter.

KCCI Sporting Director Scott Reister breaks down the action of Pack the Pitch, where nearly 4,000 fans saw months of hard work come to life.

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