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WCMS cruises past Franklin North
WCMS's John Jackson helped his team get first seed this season, but was injured on the fifth goal in the teams win over Franklin North Monday.

The WCMS soccer team ended its regular season as it began, with a win, as the Pioneers defeated Franklin North, 6-1, on the road Monday.
Having to dodge thunderstorms, the Pioneers (10-1) had just enough quality weather time to finish the contest, although it was delayed due to thunderstorms during the first half.
“They had a decent team based on their results against others in the conference so I was hoping for a good game. There were a lot of storms around so we were hoping to get the game in so we didn’t have to try to reschedule for some time this week,” said WCMS soccer coach Matt Jackson. “We were able to start the game on time and were playing really well. We scored the first goal in under two minutes, the second in about five minutes, and the third goal in nine minutes, so we were up 3-0 in no time.”
“Then my boys relaxed and the other team looked shell-shocked,” Jackson continued. “I was able to sub in some players. Ethan Thomas was able to get some time after being out with a broken foot since the preseason. I would love to have him for the semifinal and final next weekend.”
After the rain delay, play resumed and Franklin North found a new drive after the storm front, scoring its one goal.
“Somehow, their coach motivated them and they were trying much harder. Maybe they realized how much we had relaxed. They were able to drive down the side and catch a quick goal to make it 3-1,” said Jackson. “That woke my team up and we were able to score 3 more goals in the second half. Unfortunately, our goalie was injured as he stopped a North player that slid into his leg. Then John Jackson was injured as he headed in the fifth goal.”
The WCMS Pioneers have a week to recover from their injuries before tournament action begins. As the No. 1 seed, they get a bye in the beginning of next week while other teams play for the three final spots in the tournament. Warren County starts the semis and final April 29 in Winchester.