Franklin dominates Enka in the Panther Pit
The Franklin High School Panthers took on the Enka Jets last Friday night in the Panther Pit. The Jets came out of the locker room ready to play and scored the first touchdown of the night in the first quarter.
The Panthers answered the touchdown with a blocked field goal attempt before charging right back scoring a touchdown of their own leaving the score at the end of the first quarter Franklin Panthers 7, Enka Jets 6. The Panthers continued to build on the momentum holding the Jets off the rest of the game. The Panthers put up 39 unanswered points the rest of the game bringing the final score to 49-6.
The Panthers look to continue the four-game winning streak this Friday night as they begin conference play against the Brevard Blue Devils. Coming off a win over Cherokee High School, Brevard High School will go into Friday's game with a 2-2 record on the season. Kick off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Brevard.
Week in Sports Recap
GOLF: The team finished third Wednesday, Sept. 18, out of seven teams and first among 2A schools, shooting a season low 150. Erin Campbell shot a 40 and finished third out of 25 golfers. Ali Stahl shot a season low 54. Jordan Carpenter had a 56, Samantha Barrett had a 57 and Lili Vitale had a 62. The ladies played Tuesday at Wildcat Cliffs.
SOCCER: After suffering the season’s first loss on Sept. 16, the Panthers came out strong and defeated a veteran, scrappy North Henderson team, 3-2. The Panthers made their three, first half goals stand up for the win. Angel Chavez put the first goal on the board by beating the keeper in the 10th minute. In the 23rd minute, Kevin Sanchez headed in a cross from Jose Lopez, to give the Panthers a 2-0 lead. With under three minutes left in the first half, Riggy Hernandez made it 3-0 when he found the back of the net off off a pass from Jesus Zalapa. The Knights were able to get within one goal, but the Panthers were able to play solid defense and secure the win. Keeper Jose Garita, filling in for an injured Luis Jimenez, recorded 14 saves in his first start of the season.
In a highly contested match on Monday, the East Henderson Eagles were able to beat the Panthers, 3-1. The Eagles took a 2-0 into halftime and with eight minutes left in the match, Kevin Sanchez cut the lead in half as he volleyed in a throw-in by Kendrick Manning. But, East Henderson was able to add an insurance goal with two minutes left in the match to secure the victory, 3-1. The Panthers are 7-2 overall and 3-2 in conference play.