Geoff Cowles/News Highland Scots’ Brennen McLaughlin (31) bumped heads with visiting Franklin Heights’ Abdikar Abdalla (10) during Wednesday’s match. McLaughlin returned to play later in the game. The Falcons won, 3-1.

SPARTA — It wasn’t how Kahlil Karya expected to spend his Wednesday evening.

With the host Highland Scots’ regular goal keeper, Zach Rogers, sidelined as a precaution after a recent automobile accident, the starting job fell to Karya against the speedy Franklin Heights Falcons. Although Franklin Heights won their nonconference boys soccer matchup, 3-1, Karya and the Scots continue to show improvement from the team they were last season.

“We knew Franklin Heights would be fast,” said Highland coach John Sachleben. “We never played them before, but we knew the guys up front would be fast.”


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