It was 2017 the last time the Caldwell County boys varsity soccer team advanced to the 7th District championship.

Each year Caldwell County has been paired in the first round with Hopkins County Central, with the Tigers falling short of the district title.

Last Monday night, the Caldwell County Tigers broke a four-year losing streak with a 3-0 win over Hopkins Central, giving them a chance at the 7th District title and the chance to play in the 2nd Region tournament.

The Tigers wasted no time attacking.

A corner kick from Grayden Miller, headed in by Weston Phelps gave Caldwell the first points of the game just 2:20 into the match.

Corbin Nichols had five saves for the night.

The most notable was around the 24-minute mark when a pass from Gavin Lear to Jaxon Greer broke through Tiger defense outside the box, forcing Nichols to slide tackle.

Phelps cashed in insurance to finish the Storm off 3-0 with 17:20 still on the clock. Caldwell outshot Hopkin Central 17-11 with the second half being the determining factor in the shutout win.

Hopkins Central goalkeeper Trevor Weldon recorded seven saves. Nichols’ five saves added to his season total of 141.

The Tigers will face Madisonville North Hopkins, the reigning district champions since the redistricting in 2011.