Good things came in threes for Madison County’s Kyle Carr last Wednesday.
The Madison County boys soccer team (1-4) earned its first victory March 3, beating Franklin County 4-1 behind Carr’s first career hat trick.
Madison County — which dropped its next two games after beating the Lions — led Franklin County 3-1 at halftime.
“The team played very well against Franklin County,” coach Trevor Mangan said. “I told them to come out hard and really take the game to Franklin, and they responded by putting in three goals in the first half.”
On his first goal, Carr took on several defenders, beating them one-on-one before slotting the ball past the keeper.
Carr’s second goal came when his shot took a fortunate bounce and redirected past the keeper. The score put Madison County up 3-1.
Carr’s final goal came with about 10 minutes remaining in the contest when he put home a half volley with his weaker foot.
Crew Mayne supplied Madison County’s other score, following Carr’s first goal with a score to put Madison County 2-1 in the first half.
The Red Raiders, however, fell to Salem 2-0 two nights later.
Mangan noted Ian Webster’s performance at sweeper and Carr’s play up front, which created some scoring chances.
Madison County then lost to Habersham Central 10-1 Tuesday night, dropping it to 1-4.
The team returns to action today (Thursday) at home against Elbert County, followed by a Friday home contest with Hart County and another home game Tuesday against region foe Loganville.