° empty

Franklin County: Bulldogs need a victory

meadville — The Franklin County High School football team did not get to ease itself into Region 7-3A play this season.

The Bulldogs opened region play last week with a 32-14 loss to undefeated Wilkinson County High School. This week Franklin County looks to avoid a 0-2 region start when it travels to undefeated Hazlehurst High School.

“We have no choice. We have to respond,” Franklin County head coach Rickey O’Quinn said. “We have to bounce back. It’s a must win for us, and we hope the kids have must win in their minds and are ready to battle.”

The Bulldogs know things will not get easier this week against the No. 1 team in Class 3A according to the Associated Press.

“It’s Hazlehurst,” O’Quinn said. “They are the No. 1 team in 3A for a reason.”

O’Quinn said Hazlehurst has a lot of speed, really good linebackers and quarterback Kenneth Coleman is a really good player.

“That kid makes them go,” O’Quinn said. “He’s a ball player, and we’re excited about the challenge.”

Coleman has improved in the passing game this season, O’Quinn said, and the Bulldogs are preparing for a balanced Hazlehurst attack.

The Bulldogs shot themselves in the foot with turnovers and penalties several times against Wilkinson County, O’Quinn said, and they have been focused on cleaning up those errors.

Hazlehurst started its region schedule with a 40-6 victory over Prentiss High School last week, and O’Quinn said he knows how important it will be for the Bulldogs not to fall too far behind the region leaders.

“(This game) is very important, and we stressed that to our kids,” O’Quinn said. “We stressed a win Friday being extremely important.”

Hazlehurst (7-0, 1-0) will host Franklin County (4-3, 0-1) at 7 p.m. Friday.

 

News

CPSO rules missing person case homicide

News

Adams County supervisors to review ambulance proposals Wednesday

News

Burnley Cook to withdraw from Ward 6 alderman race

News

Viewfinder: Cathedral student starts local health fair

News

Man arrested for Magnolia Grill burglary

News

Photo gallery: Jewish community celebrates Passover with Seder dinner

News

NASD graduation rate up, but still lags behind state average

News

The Dart: Vidalia man studies, takes care of family, too

News

Natchez Early College Academy Fun Day to help raise money for trip to Washington, D.C.

News

Parent University set for Thursday

News

Sunday focus: Voters to determine a quarter million in salaries May 10

News

Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office investigates body found in Monterey

News

County seeking ambulance proposals

News

‘Suzi’s Girls’ remember lasting legacy left by coach

News

Natchez man killed in Ferriday wreck Friday night

News

Photo gallery: The bluff has gone to the DockDogs

News

Tactics in case surrounding alleged attack of parish DA questioned

News

Student charged in verbal assault of teacher

News

City back in court to determine damages in Roundstone case

News

Report: Cuts put school district $1.5M short

News

Faith and Family: R.V.I.C.S. helps Children’s Home

News

Photo gallery: Chalk artist inspired by God creates artwork at First Baptist Church

News

Man previously arrested on rape charges, charged with another sex crime

News

Natchez-Adams School District to pay $127K to former principal