The Wildcats split their two 13th District matches with a 5-1 victory over Todd County Central and lost to Russellville 2-1 on Senior Night.
After a scoreless first half, junior Alan Olivo scored all five goals against Todd County Central with two assists from Martin and one each from sophomores Ben Banton and Preston Jenkins and junior Nate Mitchell. Freshman Connor Vincent saved 18 shots on goal as Franklin-Simpson picked up the 5-1 district match victory.
"Even first half in terms of opportunities for both teams, neither team really had any good chances to score," Wildcats head coach Justin Dyer said. "At halftime we made some adjustments and poured in three quick goals to start the second half. Much better effort in the second half."
The Wildcats honored their seniors, including Johnny Martin, Joshua Ramirez and Wyatt Shields.
With an assist from Jenkins, Banton scored the first goal for Franklin-Simpson. Vincent saved 22 shots, but with goals from freshman Dalton Gilbert and sophomore Dustin Brown, the Panthers were able to take the lead and hold on for the 2-1 district match victory.
"Very even contests the entire game. They got two goals in the first half when our team fell asleep for a few minutes. The start of the second half we scored immediately after the kickoff and kept that energy throughout the rest of the game. We had numerous opportunities but we couldn't break down their defense."
Both Franklin-Simpson and Russellville will face each other in the upcoming 13th District Tournament in a few weeks at Logan County High School in the 2-3 match up. Logan County has secured the number one seed by winning the 13th District regular season championship as they will play Todd County Central, who will be the number four seed. The Wildcats are the defending 13th District Tournament champions.