Donovan Pruitte leads Madison Magnet soccer to state title over Alcoa

MURFREESBORO – The unbeaten Madison Magnet soccer team leaned heavily again on Donovan Pruitt to cap a perfect season Friday by knocking off Alcoa 3-2 on penalty kicks in the Class A championship at Richard Siegel Soccer Complex.

The Mustangs won on penalty kicks 4-2 to finish the season at 20-0-2. Their last loss came in the 2022 championship to Gatlinburg-Pittman (1-0).

Pruitte, the Jackson Sun player of the year, helped Madison Magnet bounce back after falling behind 1-0 in the first six minutes. He scored off a header at the 18:59 mark and added another goal on a penalty kick seven minutes later, giving the Mustangs a 2-1 lead. Pruitte also connected on Madison Magnet’s first penalty kick after the two overtime periods.

“It was surreal; I wasn’t really worried about the goals because I was so focused and I just wanted this win so bad,” Pruitte said. “The goals did feel great. I’ve been training hard for this and it all paid off in the end. The first couple of minutes we started off a little slow, but that first goal gave us a lot of momentum and we just dominated the game after that.”