By Michael Minnich
Tribune Sports Editor
SHORT GAP—It’s never too early to have some Keyser-Frankfort drama.
Both teams opened their 2010 seasons against each other, and the result was in doubt until the end, with both games being settled by one goal.
In the girls’ game, it was deja vu all over again: just like last year’s opener, FHS?won, 1-0, on a goal by Bria Welker.
In the 27th minute, Frankfort freshman Kayla Sentelle turned the corner on the left side of the field and played a low cross back towards the middle, where Welker was waiting to tuck it past Keyser goalkeeper Kayla Broadwater on the first touch.
Frankfort held a 12-1 advantage in shots and 5-1 in corner kicks.
Broadwater made eight saves for KHS, while Steffani Shingle had the lone stop for FHS.
Keyser (0-1-0) opens their home slate on Thursday night against Bishop Walsh.
Kickoff from Tornado Alley is at 7 p.m.
Frankfort (1-0-0) travels to Bishop Walsh today at 5:30 p.m.
Keyser won the boys’ game, 2-1.
The Golden Tornado benefitted from a fortunate bounce for their first goal.
Bobby Spencer’s corner kick from the right side went off of a crossbar, hit an FHS?defender, and went in the goal in the 17th minute.
Keyser wasted no time doubling their lead: 42 seconds into the second half, Greg Kerns latched on to a diagonal pass from Aaron Tasker and finished smartly low and to the left of Frankfort goalkeeper Cameron Spence.
But the Falcons weren’t done, picking up their game and getting one goal back in the 59th minute when junior Scott Custer buried a deflection.
Keyser had a 14-7 advantage in shots, mostly in the first half.
Frankfort had seven corner kicks to Keyser’s five.
Frankfort (0-1-0) plays Bishop Walsh today at 3:30 p.m.
Keyser (1-0-0) continues their sectional road swing at Petersburg on Tuesday night.
Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday’s games were moved twice by football scrimmages at both schools on Friday night, resulting in the girls’ game being played at 10 a.m. and the boys’ game at noon on a day where the temperature crept up to 93 degrees.
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