MCCONNELLSBURG >> McConnellsburg got its boys soccer season off to a flying start Friday night.
The Spartans scored a pair of first-half goals and went ahead 3-0 in the second, then prevailed 3-1 in a non-league contest against James Buchanan.
"McConnellsburg played a very great game and they play well 1v1," Rockets coach Randy Jarrett said. "We had a few players go down throughout the game, so our concentration is making sure they're healthy. We played every single player we had available and it was good to see teammates step up for one another."
The Spartans got off to a quick start when Ethan Barclay knocked in a goal in the game's first minute. Jake Boehme then tallied the next goals for McConnellsburg (1-0).
"It was a good start for us," McConnellsburg coach Cory Houck said. "To beat an AA school, that gets us some extra points. But it was a pretty sloppy game, so we definitely have a lot to work on to get ready for our next game Wednesday."
For JB (0-1), Adam Heintzelman scored off a pass from Derek Pine.
McConnellsburg 3, James Buchanan 1
First half — (M) Ethan Barclay, asst. Chad Bunch, 1st minute, (M) Jake Boehme, 23rd.
Second half — (M) Boehme, asst. Patrick Keefer 60th, (JB) Adam Heintzelman, asst. Derek Pine, 62nd.
Shots — JB 6, McC 17; Corner kicks — JB 2, McC 3; Saves — JB 13 (Sean Martin), McC 5 (Hunter Souders).
FANNETT-METAL 6, ROCKWOOD 0 >> Fannett-Metal got its season off to a fine start by blanking Rockwood in a non-league game.
Mikell McGee was in on five of the goals, scoring three and assisting on two. Layton Hoffman tallied twice and Kyler Goshorn popped in the game's first score, as the Tigers (1-0) put in three goals in each half.
F-M coach Greg Best said, "Our defense played strong, controlling their attack. A lot of the game was played in the midfield and our midfield did a good job of feeding our forwards. Then they did well finishing."
Jamie Birgfield made eight saves for the shutout.
Fannett-Metal 6, Rockwood 0
First half — (FM) Kyler Goshorn, asst. Mikell McGee, 15:01, (FM) Layton Hoffman, 8:20, (FM) McGee, 0:24.
Second half — (FM) McGee, 33:16, (FM) Hoffman, asst. McGee, 15:52, (FM) McGee, 11:05.
Shots — Rock 11, FM 22; Corner kicks — Rock 2, FM 2; Saves — Rock 13 (Garrett Weaver), FM 8 (Jamie Birgfield).
HYNDMAN 3, SOUTHERN FULTON 1 >> Hyndman scored two goals in the second half to snap a 1-1 tie and hand Southern Fulton a season-opening defeat Friday in a non-league game.
Chase Varner took a pass from Benji Voight and scored the first goal of the game for the Indians (0-1), but the Hornets tied it up just a minute later.
SF coach Scott Varner said, "From the start of the opening whistle we did not play our game. They were very physical and we weren't ready for it, which was my fault. We've been working on playing more possession, but we did not do that tonight."
Hyndman 3, Southern Fulton 1
First half — (SF) Chase Varner, asst. Benji Voight, 21st minute, (H) H.Scaife 22nd.
Second half — (H) Scaife, 51st, (H) Scaife, 65th.
Shots — SF13, Hyn 14; Corner kicks — SF 2, Hyn 4; Saves — SF 9 (Collin Bard), Hyn 6 (Hiquet).
GRACE 7, CUMB. VALLEY CHRISTIAN 3 >> Cumberland Valley Christian could not stop the attack of Grace Academy and was defeated in a Mason-Dixon Christian Conference game Friday.
"We controlled the ball some, but our defense was weak," Blazer coach Stan Hott said. "We're still a work in progress."
Eric Woo tallied two goals for CV Christian (1-3, 1-2 MDCC) and Sterling Bard scored the other goal. Kenneth Hott, Jackson Park and Soto Ono had assists.
Grace 7, CV Christian 3
First half — (CV) Eric Woo, asst. Kenneth Hott, 0:20, (G) Harrison Barger, 11th minute, (G) Mark Koontz, 12th, (G) Jarrett Choi, 14th, (G) Ben Gong, 22nd, (CV) Sterling Bard, asst. Jackson Park, 32nd, (G) Barger, 36th, (G) Barger, 38th.
Second half — (CV) Woo, asst. Soto Ono, 48th, (G) Choi, 78th.
Shots — CVC 14, GA 17 ; Corner kicks — CVC 8, GA 6; Saves — CVC 7 (Aaron Johnson), GA 9.
SHALOM CHRISTIAN 2, CALVARY CHRISTIAN 0 >> Although out-shot 14-9, Shalom Christian posted a goal in each half to down Calvary Christian in a Mason-Dixon Christian Conference game Friday.
Jerry Min scored in the first half and Cyrus Lehman in the latter half for the Flames (3-0-1, 3-0-1 MDCC), both assisted by Chase Martin. Travis West (5) and Micah Lehman (6) split 11 saves for the shutout.
Shalom coach Chris Lehman said, "It was very hard-fought and physical on both sides. Our defense held strong and Jerry and Cyrus had two great finishes, both set up by Chase."
Shalom Christian 2, Calvary 0
First half — (SC) Jerry Min, asst. Chase Martin, 31st minute.
Second half — (SC) Cyrus Lehman, asst. C.Martin, 67th.
Shots — SC 9, Cal 14; Corner kicks — SC 3, Cal 6; Saves — SC 11 (Travis West 5, Micah Lehman 6), Cal 3 (Austin Crotts).