Franklin Academy bests Manteo in third round soccer playoffs

Published 10:32 am Monday, November 12, 2018

An evenly matched boys varsity soccer game at Manteo High School Thursday saw Franklin Academy hand Manteo a heartbreaking 6-5 loss ending any hopes for a Redskins 2018 state 1A soccer title.

Leading 1-0 at the halftime break, Manteo added another second half point only to have the Patriots score two goals of their own, sending the game into overtime. With one overtime goal each, the fourth round state tournament score was tied a 3-3. In a series of penalty kicks, the Patriots prevailed 3-2 and with it claimed a 5-6 state playoff victory.

After running up a 12-0 record in Albemarle Athletic Conference play, Thursday’s loss left Manteo with an 18-2 overall season.