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by Jonathan McNamara
FRANKLINTON — Red Rams soccer lost both home games and won their road game over the weekend.
Starting their season against Southern Nash at home Aug. 22, Franklinton looked well conditioned, never looking fatigued throughout the game.
Unfortunately, the Red Rams haven’t seemed to find their groove yet.
“Creating a bunch of chances to score, but not taking advantage of them has a tendency of catching up with you,” head coach Isaac Welker said after the game.
The Red Rams walked away with with a 2-1 loss.
Franklinton needed to bounce back fast, the next game was Aug. 23 on the road against Northern Vance.
Franklinton’s offense looked alike a changed team ready to conquer the Vikings, which they did in a 6-0 win.
First year goalkeeper, junior Noah Chapman earned his first shut-out.
With the weekend to rest, the Red Rams’ next challenge would be at home against Corinth Holders, old conference rivals before Corinth Holders was bumped up to 3A this year.
The two teams went head-to-head Aug. 26, and Corinth Holders spent the majority of the 80 minutes of playing time testing Franklinton’s defense.
“Obviously we need to work on our defense and our passing was bad too,” Welker said.
On a positive note, for an inexperienced goalie, Noah Chapman had 10 saves.
Senior, Geremias Sanchez scored the lone goal. Franklinton dropped it’s second home game, 1-6. Yesterday (Wednesday) Franklinton High traveled to Wake Forest High. Results from the game were not available by press time.
The Red Rams will not be playing at home until Sept. 11, playing on the road the next five games. Franklinton will participate in the Coaches Kickoff Classic at Wake Med Soccer Complex Saturday, Sept. 7. Game time for this event is at 2 p.m.