Franklin County’s boys soccer team fell to Woodford County 4-1 Thursday at Sower Soccer Complex, but the game was a closer contest than the final score would indicate.
“The score doesn’t reflect how hard they played,” FCHS head coach Louis Tandy said. “I thought they played really well. I couldn’t be prouder of the effort. There are a few things we’ve still got to work on, but their effort and their heart says a lot. It’s nice to coach a team with that much heart.”
The Yellow Jackets struck first with a goal by Christian Ramirez midway in the first half, but the Flyers had an answer.
Jonathan Medina sent a shot from the right side into the left side of the goal to tie the score, 1-1. That is where the score stood at halftime.
But the second half was won by the Yellow Jackets as they scored three goals. Woodford took the lead back for good in the first five minutes of the final period on a goal by Zach Blaydes.
The Flyers thought they tied the score with around 26 minutes left in the match, but the goal was overturned.
“It kind of deflated us, but it shouldn’t,” Tandy said. “If that happens we’ve got to overcome it, continue to play and keep our heads up.”
Matt Evans and Josh Eaves added goals for Woodford County to seal the victory
“They don’t squander their opportunities. If they get a scoring opportunity they finish it,” Tandy said.
FCHS (1-1) plays Owen County Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the Rotary Capital City Classic.