Soccer field

Frankfurt boys and girls fail against Hampshire on the football pitch

SHORT GAP – Frankfort High School hosted visitors from Hampshire High School on Tuesday for back-to-back football action between the girls’ and boys’ teams. By the time the final buzzer sounded in both games, Hampshire had won not one but two games against neighbors and rivals.

In the previous match, the Lady Trojans came away with a comfortable 5-1 win. In game two, the Hampshire boys came away with a considerably less comfortable 2-1, coming from behind the win

The Lady Trojans did most of their damage against Frankfurt early. In total, Hampshire picked up two goals each from Hannah Ault and Kaelyn Knight, and one goal from Nevaeh Church. Hampshire outscored Frankfurt 13-8 on the day.

Frankfurt’s only goal came from rookie Shanna Knight.

Frankfurt’s loss to Hampshire came just three days after their Saturday loss to visiting North Marion. In that match, the Lady Huskies beat Frankfort 18-8 and won by a final aggregate of 6-3.

North Marion received two goals each from Kya Huggins and Allison Bleigh, plus one each from Gabrielle Conaway and Lillian Price.

Frankfort benefited from a goal each by Kendall Kelly, Marie Perdew and Halley Smith.

The Lady Falcons have two wins this season against Berkeley Springs and one against Keyser. Frankfurt’s losses have now come from Bishop Walsh, Fairmont Senior, North Marion and Hampshire to take their record to 3-4 this season.

In boys action between Frankfort and Hampshire at Short Gap, the Falcons struck first with Jonathan Lewis drawing first blood to put the Falcons up 1-0. Hampshire would respond, however, as Gentry Shockey struck an equalizer later in the first half to force a 1-1 half-time draw.

The two teams played each other for most of the second half with the scoreline tied at one goal apiece. Frankfort had their chances, but in the end it would be a late goal from Hampshire’s Dylan Streisel, assisted by Dominick Strawn, that put the Trojans ahead 2-1 for good.

The Falcons go 2-3-2 this season with a pair of wins over Berkeley Springs, losses to East Fairmont, Fairmont Senior and Hampshire, and ties to Bishop Walsh and Keyser.