By Jonathan McNamara
CARY — Franklinton participated in the Coaches Kickoff Classic at WakeMed Soccer Park Sept. 7.
Coming from a hard fought 2-1 overtime conference win at Durham’s North Carolina School of Math and Science (2-2) the night before with two goals from Ivan Rebollar and an assist by Geremias Sanchez the Red Rams traveled to Cary to face Greensboro’s 4A Southeast Guilford High (3-3).
The match was even throughout the first half. With a strong defensive showing for both teams, scoring opportunities were limited.
As the second half began to wind down, however, Franklinto was not able to capitalize on key plays to score.
Southeast Guilford was able to, twice, and handed the Red Rams a 2-0 loss.
Monday, the Red Rams stayed on the road as they took on conference foes Roanoke Rapids High (4-1).
In spite of goals by Rebollar and Cole Gupton and an own goal by the Yellow Jackets Franklinton fell 4-3.