Soccer Dawgs squeeze past Cobras; girls lose to Wesson

by Sean Dunlap

WESSON — Franklin County High School’s varsity soccer teams split decisions on Monday, Jan. 3 with the Lady Dawgs dropping a 1-0 decision to the Lady Cobras while the boys squad pounded out a 4-1 win over Wesson.

WESSON 1, LADY SOCCER DAWGS 0

In the girls’ contest, FC had 14 shots and seven shots on goal, but failed to put the ball into the net in the 80-minute affair.

Wesson’s lone goal came in the 65th minute of the game, and that proved to be the difference in the 1-0 decision.

Kayleigh Foy had three shots and three SOG for FC while Kayleigh Bolt accounted for three shots and one SOG.

Brooklyn Cupit and Edniya Gordan finished with two shots and one SOG each with Gre’yone Queen had a single shot and SOG.

Ashlynn O’Quinn, Lilly Hutto and Morgan Laird also had one shot apiece.

Defensively, FC had 47 stops against Wesson with Ali Bolt leading the way with eight. Karlee Wallace ended up with seven stops while Amberly Wallace, Kaitlyn Fussell and Kayleigh Bolt had five each.

Hutto recorded four stops for the Lady Soccer Dawgs with O’Quinn, Cupit and Foy with three each.

As goalkeeper, Katherine Romero went the distance in front of the net and collected six saves in the loss.

The Lady Dawgs’ season mark stands at 10-6 overall and 5-1 in district play.

SOCCER DAWGS 4, WESSON 1

Franklin County scored three times in the first half and once more after intermission to cruise to a 4-1 road victory over the Cobras.

Nathan Griffin scored a goal and had two assists with Landon Furlow, Parker Marcengill and Terrence Fields each scoring once in the game played at Copiah-Lincoln Community College.

Zachary Kent and Xavien Felton finished with two and one assists, respectively, for the Soccer Dawgs.

In total, FC had 22 shots and 10 shots on goal with Griffin leading the way with five shots and two SOG while Furlow and Marcengill recorded four shots and two SOG apiece in the win.

Fields and Tim Hutto finished with two shots and one SOG each.

On defense, Franklin County had 55 stops with Kent and Kennon Johnson leading the way with eight take-aways apiece.

Colton Shaw, Ethan Touchstone and Fields accounted for six stops each as Furlow added five and Xavien Felton contributed four.

Goalkeeper Keyundre Felton collected four saves and earned the win for Franklin County.

The Soccer Dawgs’ hold a 10-3-3 record in seasonal play and remain undefeated — 6-0 — in Region 7 competition.

UPCOMING GAMES

Franklin County’s varsity soccer season is down to a handful of games with a trio of contests being played this week.

On Monday, Jan. 10, FC was slated to travel to Loyd Star and then was to play at Bogue Chitto on Tuesday, Jan. 11. Results of those games were not available at press time and will appear in next week’s edition of The Franklin Advocate.

The soccer teams will host Magee on Friday, Jan. 14 with the girls playing at 5:30 and the boys taking the field at 7:15. This will also be the program’s annual “Senior Night” recognition.

The regular season will draw to a close as FC travels to Hazlehurst on Wednesday, Jan. 19 and will head to West Lincoln on Thursday, Jan. 20.