FHS falls at W. Monroe
Published 11:40 pm Friday, September 25, 2015
By Cody Futrell
Monroe News Star
WEST MONROE — Franklinton saw a huge night by quarterback Tahj Magee fall by the wayside in a 23-6 loss at Class 5A No. 2 West Monroe on Friday at Don Shows Field at Rebel Stadium.
Magee completed 12-of-31 passes for 146 yards and one rushing touchdown for the Demons.
West Monroe overcame turnovers and penalties at inopportune moments with stout defense and tough running by fullback Charlie Harvin and running back Trey Coleman. Harvin rushed for three touchdowns and 31 yards on 10 carries. Coleman ran for 133 yards on 20 carries Friday.
Franklinton (2-2) trailed by just 10 points with 4:37 to play when the Rebels gave up their second fumble of the game. The West Monroe (4-0) defense then forced a turnover on downs, four plays later. It was the third time West Monroe accomplished that feat on Friday, and the team also forced a fumble.
Harvin scored his last touchdown run of the game with eight seconds left to put the game out of reach.
Harvin scored on a 4-yard run with 9:28 remaining in the first quarter. Harvin then battled into the end zone from 3 yards out with 5:15 left in the second quarter. West Monroe led 13-0 at halftime.
Franklinton was 2-of-5 on fourth down, including converting a fake punt attempt in the third quarter near midfield. Franklinton will visit Church Point next Friday.
FHS, West Monroe honor MD patients
West Monroe and Franklinton each made an effort to raise awareness for finding a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Each team had a young fan suffering from the disease as honorary captains for the coin toss Friday.
Logan Taylor was honorary captain for Franklinton, and Seph Ware was West Monroe’s honorary captain.
Coaches wore green and blue “Coaches for A Cure” patches on their shirts at the game.