FHS cruises past Owen in shortened CC Classic

By John Minor Published:

Sixty minutes was all that the weather would allow to be played, but that was more than enough for Frankfort’s boys soccer team Saturday night.

The Panthers defeated Owen County in the shortened game, 7-0, in the Rotary Capital City Classic at Sower Soccer Complex. And after losing to both Western Hills and Franklin County 2-1 — to the latter in penalty kicks — the Panthers ended the Classic on a positive note.

“We had two really hard losses, especially losing in a penalty shootout to our rival and it’s just a big confidence boost to get a 7-0 win and end on a shootout,” said FHS goalie Church Gray.

Elijah Bates and Travis Skelton each finished with a hat trick, scoring three goals, and Bailey Spade scored as well.

Jacob McCowan had two assists and Spade, Skelton and Ethan Young had one each.

“I thought our passing game to the flag was much better tonight and opened up a lot more opportunities for us,” said FHS head coach Sherrilll Smith. “Our goal was quicker movement of the ball to open space and I thought we achieved that.”

The game was called immediately following Skelton’s third goal.

Frankfort (2-3) will host Oneida Baptist Institute Wednesday at 8 p.m. as part as the Frankfort High Invitational at the Sower Soccer Complex. The first game at 6 p.m. will be between Louisville Holy Cross and Paris.


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