Soccer Dawgs blank Wesson, upended by Panthers on road

by Sean Dunlap

Franklin County High School’s varsity boys soccer program split a pair of decisions last week — thumping district foe Wesson, 4-0, on Thursday, Dec. 9 and falling to Brookhaven, 1-0, on Tuesday, Dec. 7.

For the season to date, Franklin County’s overall record stands at 6-3-3 overall and 2-0 in divisional competition.


The Bulldogs remained unblemished in district play after their convincing 4-0 win over Wesson Attendance Center last week.

Offensively, Franklin County had an impressive 36 shots in the outing with 13 shots on goal.

Parker Marcengill, who scored once, had a team-high seven shots with three shots on goal and an assist as teammate Nathan Griffin, who also scored one goal, collected six shots and two SOG as well as an assist.

Jamari Tolliver finished his night with five shots and two SOG along with a goal and Colton Shaw recorded four shots with two shots on goal along with a goal of his own.

Terrence Fields wound up with four shots and Zachary Kent had three shots with both picking up a shot on goal each. Mason Emfinger had a shot and SOG in the affair.

Others collecting shots included Kennon Johnson with two and Drew Mullins and Keyundre Felton with one apiece.

Defensively, FC had 45 stops against Wesson with Kent having a team-high seven and Kennon Johnson chipping in six.

Others getting defensive take-aways were Shaw, 5; Ethan Touchstone, 4; Fields, 4; Mullins, 3; Tolliver, 3; Emfinger, 3; Marcengill, 3; Xavien Felton, 3; and Keyundre Felton, 2.

Goalkeeper Dakota Chishom went the distance in front of the net and recorded three saves along with the shut-out win.


Statistically speaking, Franklin County outshot Brookhaven 11-7, but the Bulldogs failed to find a way to get the ball into the net in a 1-0 road loss last week.

Griffin led the Soccer Dawgs’ offense with five total shots and three shots on goal while Tolliver added four of his own and two SOG with Xavien Felton and Kent each collecting one SOG in the contest.

Defensively, Franklin County finished the effort with 67 stops — with Johnson making 11 of those and Kent adding nine.

Among those with take-ways against Ole Brook were Mullins, 7; Fields, 7; Shaw, 5; Emfinger, 5; Tolliver, 4; Keyundre Felton, 4; Xavien Felton, 4; Kolby Cox, 4; Griffin,3; Marcengill, 3; and Chris Carraway, 1.

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The Soccer Dawgs were set to face off against West Lincoln tonight — Thursday, Dec. 16 — at home.

The squad will travel to Wesson on Tuesday, Jan. 4 to restart the season after the holidays.