Franklinton goes to 2-0 in district with win over Pearl River on Friday

Published 12:32 pm Tuesday, October 18, 2022

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Franklinton outscored Pearl River 21-6 in the second half of a 26-13 victory in a District 8-4A game on the road Friday.

“I’m happy for the win,” Franklinton coach Guy LeCompte said. “I think Eric Collins is a good coach and his record shows it. His kids were prepared and they played hard and I was happy we came out with the win. I’m proud of our kids and their effort. We’re making improvements each week. We were penalized a lot last week and there’s things we need to correct moving forward.”

Micah Hart rushed for 98 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries.

Kelly Daniels tallied 80 yards and a touchdown on his only rush. He also caught two passes for 43 yards.

“Kelly’s dynamic,” LeCompte said. “I think he’s a true division I football player. Anytime he touches the ball, he’s capable of scoring.”

Daniel Bryant made a catch for 12 yards.

Zion Anders threw for 55 yards and ran for nine.

Franklinton is 4-3 overall and 2-0 in district. Franklinton has won three in a row. The Demons are ranked 12th in the non-select power ratings according to

Pearl River is 4-3 overall and 1-1 in league play. Pearl River is 21st in the non-select Division II power ratings according to

Timarion Partman posted 11 stops with two for a loss.

Timothy Partman made 10 tackles with a sack and a stop for a loss.

Senqualon Conerly had 10 stops.

Elisha Hart posted nine stops.

Khaled Waliagha tallied seven tackles.

Banyan Penton recorded six tackles with one for a loss.

Andre Callais made five stops with two for a loss.

Skylar Williams and Elijah Tate both recovered a fumble.

Franklinton will be back in action on Friday against Salmen. The game will be played at Lakeshore.

“Salmen is very talented,” LeCompte said. “They have a lot of speed. Eric Chuter is a good coach. They’ve been in a lot of close games. One thing that stands out is that they play hard until the end.”

Salmen is 2-5 overall and 1-1 in district. Salmen defeated Archbishop Hannan, 28-21, last week.

Four of Salmen’s seven games have been decided by one possession and Salmen is 2-2 in those games.

These teams met last year and Salmen won 39-14. Salmen has won the last two meetings between these two teams.

Salmen is ranked 33rd in the non-select Division I power ratings according to