Ranked 10th in the state, East Henderson took out the Franklin Panthers, 4-0, in Monday’s game.
The Panthers lost 7-4 to Smoky Mountain in overtime on Sept. 17; North Henderson 1-0 on Wednesday and Highlands, 2-1 on Thursday.
Coach Ken Neitz said, “We played some pretty decent soccer, but it wasn’t good enough. Hopefully, this week will make us stronger and help us the rest of the way during conference play.”
Home Games This Week:
Soccer — Mon., Oct. 1, Tuscola, 6 P.M.
Volleyball — Thursday, Sept. 27, Pisgah, Jv 5 P.M., Varsity 6 P.M.; Monday, Oct. 1, Erwin, Jv 5 P.M., Varsity 6 P.M.
Tennis — Thurs, Sept. 27, Enka 4 P.M., Wed., Oct. 3, West Henderson, 4 P.M.
Football— Fri., Sept. 28, Smoky Mountain, 7:30 P.M.
This Week In Sports
Golf - Sept. 19, the girls played 18 holes at Crooked Creek Golf Course in Hendersonville. Franklin came in third with a score of 311.
The team played Monday, Sept. 24 at Etowah and hosted a match at home on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at Mill Creek.
Cross Country - The cross country teams ran in the Freedom invitational race last weekend. About 1,400 runners ran in six different races.
The boys top seven ran in the championship race and came in 8th out of 38 teams.
Caleb Albrecht came in first for the team with a new PR of 17:10. Jimmy Yokel and Coulter Hall came in 2nd and 3rd at 18:27. The 8-10th runners on the team also set new PRs with Regan Long running 20:09 Dalton Cunningham 22:06 and Jacob Walker running 22:15.
Tennis - The tennis team lost to Pisgah last Wednesday. Lauren Richards won singles match 10-8 playing at the number three position.
On Thursday, the Panthers defeated West Oak.
Singles were won by Michaela Hilliard, Ashley Hull, Carolin Schnitzius, Lauren Richards and Lexi Koeppel.
Michaela Hilliard & Ashley Hull won at number one doubles, while Carolin Schnitzius & Lexi Koeppel won at nunber two doubles.
Football - Franklin beat Pisgah, 21-14, with a 77-yard touchdown by Marquel Manning that broke the tie in the fourth quarter.
The win keeps the Panthers in a three-way tie for the conference lead with East Henderson and Smoky Mountain.
The Panthers will face Smoky Mountain this Friday at home in the Panther Pit. Kick off is at 7:30.