‘Safe’ start leads Franklin Co. to winPublished 12:41am Saturday, August 18, 2012
MEADVILLE — Football 2012 started off nicely and kept on trucking for the Franklin County Bulldogs Friday night.
Franklin County scored its first points of the game on a safety when the snap went over the North Pike punter’s head and through the end zone.
The Bulldogs never looked back, running to a 40-0 win on the shoulders of Chris Robinson, who had two rushing touchdowns and two touchdowns on special teams to lead the Franklin County Bulldogs over the North Pike Jaguars Friday night.
Robinson scored his first touchdown on a 5-yard run with 2:12 to go in the first quarter to give the Bulldogs a 9-0 lead.
Robinson then scored on a 70-yard punt return early in the second quarter and on a 2-yard run just past the midway point of the quarter, and Franklin County went into halftime with a 23-0 lead. On offense, he had six carries for 86 yards.
Then Robinson capped off his outstanding game by returning the opening kickoff of the second half 73 yards for a touchdown. Malik Moore scored on a 15-yard run, and Matt Brasher, who was 5-for-5 on extra points, added a 34-yard field goal late in the third quarter to finish off the scoring. Jadarius Davis was 3-of-6 passing with one interception for 35 yards, and Demarris Tyler had two catches for 21 yards.
Franklin County (1-0) hosts Loyd Star next Friday, with kickoff at 7:30 p.m.