Mauricio Ramos sprints toward the net, looks down at the ball, and swings his right foot. The kick narrowly avoids Tuscola’s goalkeeper, who makes a diving attempt at stopping the ball.
The first game is a prime chance to set the tone for the rest of the football season. It’s also an opportunity to prove naysayers wrong.
Expectations might vary depending on a person’s perspective and affiliation.
The returning players on Franklin’s soccer team aren’t pleased with how the team fared last year. The Panthers finished 10-13-1, which was the program’s first losing season since 2009.
Franklin hosted Rabun County (Georgia) Friday night in the Panther Pit for a two-quarter, live-action scrimmage. Zane Horner attempts to deflect a throw from Rabun County’s quarterback.