Soccer off to 5-0 start in Region 7 play before holiday break; offensive, defensive totals announced through 15 season games

by Sean Dunlap

While Franklin County High School’s varsity boys and girls soccer teams won’t return to post-holiday action until Tuesday, Jan. 4, the programs have posted up-to-date player statistics through the 15 regular season games already played during the current season.

The Soccer Dawgs have amassed a 9-3-3 mark since the start of the 2021-2022 campaign while the Lady Soccer Dawgs’ overall season record stands at 10-5.

Most importantly, though, both programs are 5-0 in Region 7 soccer play after having knocked off Hazlehurst on Nov. 29, Wesson on Dec. 9, Bogue Chitto on Dec. 13, Loyd Star on Dec. 14 and West Lincoln on Dec. 16.

Here is a breakdown of individual player stats from among the two programs:


Through 15 contests, Nathan Griffin leads FC’s varsity boys with nine goals scored while Landon Furlow has eight to his credit.

Furlow also has the team’s lone penalty attempt and goal on the season.

Jamari Tolliver has recorded six goals and Parker Marcengill found the back of the net five time during the season thus far.

Colton Shaw, Keyundre Felton, Kolby Cox, Mason Emfinger, Xavien Felton and Zachary Kent also have a single goal each for the Soccer Dawgs.

In terms of offensive assists, Tolliver has a team-high five with Marcengill adding four and Kent and Furlow tacking on three apiece.

Shaw and Cox each have two assists for FC with Griffin, Mullins and Fields with one each.

From a shots (all attempted shots) and shots-on-goal (number of shots on target) perspective (respectively), Tolliver leads the Dawgs with a 63-31 effort while Griffin is 63-29 and Furlow is 46-28.

Others shots-SOG totals include: Kent, 27-8; Fields, 23-7; Marcengill, 24-12; Cox, 22-10; Xavien Felton, 19-12; Emfinger, 17-7; Shaw, 14-4; Keyundre Felton, 7-1; Drew Mullins, 5-0; Kennon Johnson, 3-1; Preston Cupit, 2-0; Tim Hutto, 1-1; and Parker Cupit, 0-1.

On the defensive front, Franklin County has collected 1,066 defensive take-aways through the games played thus far this season.

Kent is the team leader with 145 total stops while Johnson has collected 132 and Shaw is responsible for 112.

Other stop totals during the current campaign include: Fields, 106; Ethan Touchstone, 75; Emfinger, 73; Mullins, 68; Tolliver, 66; Griffin, 60; Xavien Felton, 56; Furlow, 52; Cox, 50; Keyundre Felton, 18; Marcengill, 17; Chris Carraway, 11; Preston Cupit, 10; Parker Jordan, 7; Parker Cupit, 3; Dakota Chisholm, 2; and Jack Hutto, 2.

In the goalkeeping position, Chisholm has played 635 minutes — the most of anyone on the team — while collecting seven wins, three losses and one tie.

He also has four shut-outs to his credit along with 64 saves.

Additionally, Keyundre Felton has spent 260 minutes guarding the net for FC and has two wins and two ties for his effort along with a single shut-out and 17 saves.

Tolliver, who stepped in briefly as keeper earlier in the season, has no decisions and nine saves to his credit.

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Kayleigh Bolt is presently leading the Franklin County varsity girls’ program with a team-high 13 goals with Morgan Laird scoring eight goals through the 15 games played by the team thus far.

FC’s Edniya Gordon has recorded seven goals while Ashlynn O’Quinn chipped in six and Lilly Hutto added five.

Also on the scoring sheet are Gre’yone Queen with three goals, Kaitlyn Fussell, Karlee Wallace, Kayleigh Foy and Ali Bolt with two each, and Braxton Martin, Brooklynn Cupit and Carmen Coleman contributing one each.

O’Quinn is 3-for-3 on penalty goals-attempts, Ali Bolt is 1-for-2 and Kayleigh Bolt and Hutto are 1-for-2.

Wallace is 0-for-2 on penalty goals-attempts and Cupit is 0-for-1.

Quinn leads FC with four game-winning goals while Kayleigh Bolt and Laird have two each and Gordon has one.

Kayleigh Bolt has three game-winning assists, Cupit has two and Laird and Wallace have one each.

In relation to offensive assists, Cupit and Laird are leading the Lady Soccer Dawgs with eight apiece while Kayleigh Bolt has five and Gordon, O’Quinn and Hutto are credited with three each.

Fussell, Wallace and Ali Bolt have two assists to their credit and Foy, Coleman, Addison Lunsford and Savannah Emfinger have one each.

From a shots (all attempted shots) and shots-on-goal (number of shots on target) perspective (respectively), Kayleigh Bolt leads the Lady Dawgs with a 80-40 effort while Laird is 46-23 and O’Quinn is 40-22.

Others shots-SOG individual efforts include: Wallace, 32-12; Gre’yone Queen, 30-10; Hutto, 27-10; Cupit, 23-10; Gordon, 21-8; Foy, 17-7; Ali Bolt, 10-2; Ken’niya McGowan, 9-1; Fussell, 7-4; Coleman, 2-1; Amberly Wallace, 2-1; and Katherine Romero, 1-0.

Three Lady Dawgs are in triple digits in terms of defensive stops — Ali Bolt leads with 143 while Karlee Wallace has 113 and Kayleigh Bolt has 102.

Others with defensive take-aways during the current campaign include: Fussell, 87; Hutto, 83; O’Quinn, 82; Amberly Wallace, 74; Laird, 56; Cupit, 50; Foy, 43; Martin, 32; Queen, 31; Gordon, 24; Addison Cooper, 16; Savannah Arnold, 16; McGowan, 14; Meg Kelly, 8; Coleman, 6; Emma Fussell, 6; Addison Lunsford, 4; Savannah Emfinger, 3; and Romero, 3.

Romero has spent 900 minutes during 14 games as FC’s goalkeeper thus far this season and has a record of eight wins and four losses with five shut-outs and 62 saves.

She has surrendered only 13 goals during the season and has stopped 2-of-6 penalty shot attempts.

Amberly Wallace has appeared in six games as goalkeeper — starting one of those — for a total of 181 minutes of playing time with two wins and one loss to her credit along with 16 saves.

She is 2-of-5 on penalty shot stops and has given up only six goals for the Lady Soccer Dawgs.