Jesus Roque

Franklin County's Jesus Roque moves down the field during a game Thursday against Coffee County Central High School. Roque scored the lone goal of the day for the Rebels in the 1-1 draw.

The Franklin County Rebels played the Coffee County Central Red Raiders to a 1-1 draw at home Thursday for their third tie of the season.

The Rebels rallied from behind to tie the game in the second half, and both teams were unable to pull ahead in the final minutes amid rainy conditions.

Franklin County head soccer coach Kent Bean said his players never stopped fighting after falling behind early on.

“I thought we played a pretty good game,” Bean said. “We never gave up and eventually got one back. We were pressing hard there toward the end.”

The Rebels were on the attack early in the contest, but they couldn’t get any shots past the tall goalkeeper for the Red Raiders.

The Red Raiders got their lone goal of the day with 25 minutes remaining in the first half on a header which found the corner of the net.

The Rebels trailed 1-0 at halftime.

Rain began to fall with about 30 minutes left in the game with the teams playing through it for the rest of the contest.

The Rebels tied it up on a hard shot from Jesus Roque with 26 minutes remaining. The goal was Roque’s third of the season.

The Rebels had a few closes misses later in the half with the Red Raiders dropping back extra defenders to keep the score tied. The Red Raiders also had a few narrow misses in the final moments as the Rebels were able to keep them at bay.

The second half ended with the game still tied as the Rebels took a draw.

With the draw, the Rebels moved to 1-7-3 on the season and 1-5-1 in district play.

They will next play Saturday at home against Tullahoma High School. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m.