By Courier sports staff
---- — CENTERVILLE — The Centerville boys soccer team protected its home turf by besting South Central Conference foe Albia 3-2 Tuesday.
Jesse Stufflebeem and Nick McCann both scored goals around the same time span in the first half to give the Big Reds a 2-0 lead. Centerville carried that lead with them into halftime.
The Blue Demons battled back in the second half with Shadow Leshen and Cody Winn both providing goals for their squad. Stufflebeem, however, managed to score one more goal to secure the one-point victory for his team.
Albia plays today at Wellman Mid-Prairie and the Big Reds play at Oskaloosa.
If those games are rained out, the Blue Demons will be in action again Monday at Chariton and Centerville will face Central Lee Friday at home.