The Franklin County High School boys soccer team played the Coffee County Raiders to a 1-1 draw at home Tuesday for the team’s fourth tie of the season.
Franklin County took an early lead in the contest, but the Raiders would tie the score in the second half with neither side being able to break the tie before the end of the contest.
Franklin County head soccer coach Kent Bean said the final result wasn’t the most desirable outcome, but he was still proud of his team’s effort.
“We improved on the things that we talked about improving, and now we’ve just got to finish and put it in the net,” Bean said. “We were there all night, firing away, but just couldn’t get any (shots) to connect. If we make that happen, we’ll be alright.”
Franklin County got its lone goal with about 17 minutes remaining in the first half as Rylan Banks received a pass from Camden Eslick, dribbled straight down the field and fired a shot into the net. Banks has scored four goals so far this season for Franklin County.
Franklin County led 1-0 at halftime.
Jesus Jacquez appeared to have a breakaway scoring opportunity for Franklin County early in the second half, but the play was called back due to an offside penalty.
The Raiders quickly reversed the field and scored shortly afterward to tie the score at 1-1 with 29 minutes remaining.
Franklin County unleashed a barrage of shots in the last 10 minutes of the contest in an attempt to retake the lead, but the Raiders continually turned them away as they settled for a draw.
With the draw, Franklin County moved to 3-4-4 on the season and 2-3-2 in district play.
The boys soccer team will next play Friday at Coffee County Central High School. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.