Franklinton wins against Fontainebleau
Published 10:35 pm Friday, September 16, 2022
MANDEVILLE — Franklinton’s defense was tough all night, as they pitched a shutout and had a pick six in a 41-0 win over Fontainebleau on the road Friday night.
“Defense has been playing well and they’ve gotten better each week,” Franklinton coach Guy LeCompte said. “Coach (Jonathan) Barber, coach Josh (Dunmiles) and coach (Brad) Penny have done a phenomenal job and they did a great job last week as well.”
Fontainebleau got the ball to start the game and attempted to punt, but a high snap out of bounds gave Franklinton possession at Fontainebleau’s 46.
Zion Anders connected with Micah Hart for 42 yards on the first play and then Hart scored from the 4 on the next for a 6-0 lead with 8:34 left in the first quarter.
The Demons were back in the end zone at the 1:49 mark when Rayshone Manuel ran it on from the 14.
Franklinton tallied again late in the second.
The Demons drove 59 yards in 11 plays, capped off by Anders’ 3-yard run for an 18-0 lead at halftime. The three extra points were no good.
Franklinton made it 21-0 in the third quarter with Kade Lavigne splitting the uprights on a 30-yard field goal with 9:04 to go in the third quarter.
Late in the third, Anders found Hart on a 5-yard touchdown pass to make it 27-0 with 53 seconds left in the third period. The extra point was missed, keeping it 27-0.
Franklinton posted two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
Jacob Crain completed a screen pass to Kelly Daniels, who broke free and raced to the end zone for the 59-yard score. Lavigne was good on the extra point to put the Demons up 34-0 with 6:19 to go in the fourth quarter.
Franklnton’s final tally came at the 3:35 mark when Christiun Martin intercepted a pass and returned it about 40 yards for a touchdown. Lavigne added the extra point for the 41-0 final.
“I’m proud of our guys’ effort,” LeCompte said. “We had a lot of penalties that we need to clean up. I don’t want to take anything from the win. Certainly that’s been something we needed, but there’s a lot of things we need to clean up. There’s a standard we want to achieve and get to, and so again, our motivation is not the scoreboard, but it’s how well we play and so I want to make sure that we clean up the mistakes. We had a lot of penalties and I want to look at those on film and see if we can clean that up.”
Franklinton’s next game will be against Denham Springs at home on Thursday.