Franklinton defeated by Salmen, plays Pearl River this week

Published 1:29 pm Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Franklinton’s Demons were defeated by Salmen, 39-14, in a District 9-4A game that was held at home on Friday.

Zion Anders threw for 92 yards and a touchdown.

Senqualon Conerly ran for 54 yards.

Kelly Daniels caught one pass for 67 yards and a touchdown. He also returned a kickoff for a score.

Daniel Bryant tallied a catch for 13 yards.

Micah Hart made one catch for 12 yards.

Defensively, Khaled Waliagha made 11 solo tackles, three assists and recorded a sack.

Billy Gross tallied 11 solo stops with two assists and an interception.

Shelton Jenkins had seven solo stops and five assists

Dallas Kemp posted five individual tackles, three assists and defended two passes.

Elijah Tate recorded two solos, an assist and a pass defended.

Kendarius Brumfield tallied three solos, four assists, a forced fumble and as pass defended.

Franklinton is 3-6 overall this season and 0-2 in league play.

Salmen is 7-1 overall has won its last seven games. They are 2-0 in league play. Salmen entered last week as the No. 3 team in the unofficial LHSAA Class 4A Power Point Standings.

“We knew going in that it was going to be a dog fight. They are a very good defensive team,” Franklinton coach Jonathan Barber said. “We had a big special teams play that kept us in it at the end of the first half. We didn’t get critical third down stops early in the third quarter and that allowed them to pull away from us. There were some opportunities for us to make some plays on offense, but we just didn’t make the plays. It’s disappointing for our seniors, because I know how bad they wanted this one. We have another tough test this week as we will look to rebound quickly and improve our playoff positioning.”

On Friday, Franklinton wraps up the regular season with a district game against Pearl River on the road.

Pearl River comes in with a 4-4 overall record and 0-2 in league play.

Last week, Pearl River was defeated by Lakeshore, 50-10.

Pearl River won last year’s game, 37-19.

These teams have met every year since at least 2009 and Franklinton has gone 10-2 in those games.

Franklinton’s Kelly Daniels runs upfield in a game this season.