MHSAA roundups: Franklin County tops South Pike Eagles, 28-22

Published 12:28am Saturday, September 21, 2013

MEADVILLE — Benard Selmon had 32 carries for 185 yards and two touchdowns while Chris Robinson had a touchdown pass and a touchdown run as the Franklin County Bulldogs held on to defeat the South Pike Eagles 28-22 Friday night.

Selmon scored on a two-yard run with 3:46 to go in the second quarter and a 17-yard run with 2:46 left in the third quarter. However, each of those touchdowns were answered with quick-strike touchdowns by South Pike that kept the Eagles in the game.

After Selmon’s first touchdown, John Jones returned the ensuing kickoff 70 yards for a touchdown and Qauvonte Adams connected with Darreal Cook on the two-point conversion that made it a 14-14 game at halftime.

Then after Selmon’s second touchdown, Jaxavian Holmes scored on a 70-yard run with 2:24 remaining in the third quarter, and James Mccray ran in for two that gave South Pike a 22-20 lead.

But Franklin County would not be denied. Robinson threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Darrin Wiley, and Robinson ran in the two-point conversion to give the Bulldogs a 28-22 lead at the end of the third quarter.

Robinson scored on an 11-yard run, and Demarrius Tyler threw to Chris Boss for the two-point conversion to give the Bulldogs an 8-0 lead with 8:20 to go in the first quarter. Robinson went 5-for-7 passing for 71 yards and one interception and added 63 yards on 16 carries.

Franklin County (3-2) is off next Friday night before playing at Wilkinson County in its MHSAA Division 7-3A opener at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4.

Wilkinson County 30, South Plaquemines (La.) 0

WOODVILLE — Devin Voorhies had 167 yards of total offense and two touchdowns to lead the Wilkinson County Wildcats to a shutout win over the South Plaquemines (La.) Hurricanes Friday night.

Voorhies was 4-for-7 in passing for 93 yards and two touchdowns and had 13 carries for 74 yards and two two-point conversions. La’Darian Peterson had five carries for 25 yards and one touchdown to go with three catches for 70 yards and a touchdown.

Allenzae Staggers also had a big game for the Wildcats (4-1). He had one carry for 60 yards and a touchdown as well as one catch for 23 yards and a touchdown. Khan Jarvis was a beast for their defense with seven tackles, two tackles for loss and two forced fumbles.

Wilkinson County will be on the road next Friday at Greenwood.

Jefferson County at McLaurin canceled

FLORENCE — The non-division game between the Jefferson County Tigers and the McLaurin Tigers was canceled with 1:07 to go in the first quarter because of lightning. The game will not be rescheduled.