Franklinton loses to Curtis in Mandeville Jamboree

Published 7:23 am Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Franklinton’s Demons fell to John Curtis, 35-17, in Friday’s jamboree that took place at Mandeville High School.

The contest had two halves of 15 minutes each.

Franklinton coach Stephen Burris felt the Demons played OK on offense, defense and special teams, but not consistent in any area. He said that is common for a young, inexperienced team.

“We will get better as the season goes on,” Burris said. “Tahj (Magee), Dijimon (Jenkins) and Marcus (Conerly) played well and were a bright spot.”

Burris said the defense has to improve on third and fourth downs. He also said the Demons need to stop making self-inflicted mistakes on both sides of the ball.

Magee was Franklinton’s leading rusher with 112 yards on 13 carries (8.6 yards per run) and a touchdown. On the passing side, Magee was 6-for-14 for 87 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Dijimon Jenkins was the team’s leading receiver with three catches for 79 yards (26.3), including a 61-yard touchdown reception.

Trequan Charles posted 33 yards on nine carries (3.6).

Franklinton opens the 2016 regular season at home Friday against Covington.