Franklinton splits games in scrimmage

Published 2:27 pm Friday, August 17, 2018

Franklinton defeated Live Oak, 20-7, but lost to Slidell, 36-6, in Thursday’s scrimmage that took place at home.
The teams played two 12-minute quarters in the three-team competition.
In the opener, which was against Live Oak, Duke Bell caught two touchdown passes from Jasper LaSalle and Mike Martin ran for a score.
Franklinton coach Jonathan Barber said that defensive end Malaci Martin did a great job of disrupting the pocket.
“We did a great job of stopping the run against them. They run the veer. They had a couple of long runs, but I thought we did a good job overall of stopping the run. Duke had a big game and Mike Martin had ran the ball well to cap it. I thought we played well and executed well in that game and hopefully it’s something we can build on.”
Franklinton’s final scrimmage game was a 36-6 loss to Slidell.
Slidell ran a kickoff and two punts back inside the 20.
The touchdown was on a pass from LaSalle to Shayland Allen.
“Slidell is really good,” Barber said. “They’ve got some players. Obviously we have to learn how to handle success. We come out and play well against Live Oak, but not against Slidell. There are many factors that go into that. You have to respect your opponent, not that we didn’t respect Slidell, but I think we took some things for granted. It’s something that we can learn from and something that we will learn from.”
Franklinton is competing in the Washington Parish Jamboree on Friday at Pine. The Demons will play in the first game against Varnado. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.