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“We had great passes and touches from everyone,” Martinez said. “We had great possession and got open goals.” Defensively, Franklinton was a force to be reckoned with in the first half. Woodburn said the players eased off after halftime and that’s how Fike was able to score twice on them. “We had a system for our defense in the first half and we got away from it in the second half,” Woodburn said. “We readjusted ourselves and got back into the system again. We made Fike play wide and earn everything they get. We got too overconfident and Fike broke through the middle. We fixed that and Fike didn’t go through the middle anymore after that.” With the win, Franklinton improved to 16-3-1 overall and tied for first in the Big East conference with Southern Nash at 5-2. The season sweep over the Demons gave the Red Rams their first two wins over Fike in school history. The month of October has been an up-and-down season for the Red Rams. They lost the first two matches of the month by one goal and then won their past two by one goal. “In the last month, all of our games have been decided by one goal,” Woodburn said. “We have a defense that can hold everyone to one, maybe two goals. For our offense, it’s a matter of finishing. As we go along, we’re getting more and more confident in these tight games.” If both Franklinton and Southern Nash win out from now on, the Big East conference will be decided in a showdown at Southern Nash Oct. 23. The winner of that critical match will be crowned conference champs. “It’s one game at a time with us,” Woodburn said. “We have to finish how we finished tonight. If we do that, our next game shouldn’t be an issue. It’s exciting and fun to coach these kind of games.” “We have to focus more,” Caronna said. “There’s no more messing around. We know how important this game against Fike was. We have to keep the same mentality in every other game.” Franklinton will play at Hunt Monday Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Their final game of the regular season will be Wednesday Oct. 23 at Southern Nash at 4:30 p.m.