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Conor Bright anticipates Rochester Adams next move. Photo by Wendi Reardon (click for larger version)
September 07, 2011 - Junior Conor Bright lend a boost to his team scoring five goals in the first three soccer games of the fall season.

During the Clarkston High School Boys Varsity Soccer game against Traverse City Central in the Traverse City Invite, Aug. 20, Bright scored two goals. The team finished with a 3-2 win in the first game of the tournament.

He kept going in the next game against Petoskey scoring both goals in the 2-0 shut out.

"He played outstanding," said Chuck Lawhorn, Wolves' soccer coach.

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Bright scored one goal in the boys 3-1 loss against Traverse City West, keeping them from a scoreless game.

"He is an excellent player," said Lawhorn. "Whatever job we need him to do, he can perform that job. He controls the ball really well. He retains possession of the ball really well. He distributes really well."

Bright is in his third year on the varsity team and is in the role of captain. Also, his soccer experience has helped not only him but his teammates.

"He definitely creates a lot of opportunities, not just for himself but for the other guys on the team," said Lawhorn. "He brings the experience and passion to the game with him. It definitely rubs off on the other guys.

Bright also scored a goal against Waterford Kettering, Aug. 28, putting his total at six.

"I expect him to score more goals by the end of the season," said Lawhorn.

The boys next home game is Thursday, Sept 22.

Wendi graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a degree in communications. She wrote for the Michigan Times college paper and Grand Blanc View before joining The Clarkston News in October 2007.
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