In a pair of high-scoring affairs, the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr./ High School teams split with visiting Franklin County Tuesday night.
The Lady Tiger Sharks scored first but surrendered four unanswered goals to fall 4-1 while the boys remained unbeaten with a 5-1 victory.
Midfielder Lexie McGhee, scored her second goal of the season for Port St. Joe, on an assist from Brittany Shoemaker (her second) as the Lady Tiger Sharks went up 1-0 in the 10th minute.
Franklin followed by scoring two goals in each half to clinch the District 1-1A opener for both teams. Franklin County outshot Port St. Joe 6-5. Junior goalie Christian Laine started in goal and made two saves while seventh- grader Rebecca Kerrigan played the second half and also recorded two saves.
The Lady Tiger Sharks are 1-1-0 on the season and 0-1-0 in district play. They host District foe Freeport at 6 p.m. ET Friday.
The Tiger Sharks were another story as they remained undefeated on the year. Last year’s leading scorer in the region, sophomore forward Marcel Duarte recorded four goals and added one assist. He now leads the team with six goals. Midfielder Daniel Jones scored the other goal, his second of the year. Midfielder Drew Lacour had three assists while freshman Elijah Caldwell added his first assist of the season.
In goal, Tucker Smith played 87 minutes and recorded two saves to earn the win, while Javarri Beachum recorded a single save in his three minutes. The Tiger Sharks are 2-0-0 on the season and 1-0-0 in District 1-1A play. They host district foe Freeport at home at 8 p.m. ET on Friday.
Port St Joe Head Coach, Gary Hindley is now just two wins away from 400 in his career (college, professional and high school).