FHS kickers best Broncos, win TVC East title
The Frankenmuth varsity boys’ soccer team wrapped up its 2015 season at North Branch on October 13.
The Eagles left Bronco Country with a 2-1 victory to complete a perfect 8-0 record in the Tri-Valley Conference East Division.
‘Muth got a goal and an assist each from Jacob Rummel and Shafer Webb while freshman goal keeper Carson Bell held off a furious Bronco rally to secure the triumph.
Neither team could find the back of the net in the first half as both keepers were sharp when called upon. The scoreless drought ended when Rummel wove a pass through the North Branch defense to Webb who struck it through, handing the Eagle kickers a 1-0 lead.
The score remained 1-0 until Webb lofted a ball over the NB defense on a free kick to a charging Rummel who took a touch and fired a rocket into the upper right corner for a 2-0 advantage in the 67th minute.
The Broncos kept hustling, as they mounted pressure for the last 10 minutes, finally getting on the scoreboard with about seven minutes left in the game.
Bell, making his first varsity appearance in goal, remained calm and the Eagles killed off the final minutes for the win.
Frankenmuth finished the regular season 8-3-5 overall and began the MHSAA Division 3 post season on Tuesday, October 20, at Birch Run. Back on October 5, the Eagles hosted the Panthers and won, 9-1.