Robinson, Franklin Co. defeat Wesson High
WESSON — Chris Robinson had his way with Wesson’s defense as he had seven carries for 135 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Franklin County Bulldogs to a 34-6 win over the Wesson Cobras Friday night to stay in the playoff hunt in MHSAA Division 7-3A.
Robinson had touchdown runs of 44 and 18 yards in the first quarter and 35 yards in the third quarter. He also had two receptions for 25 yards.
Franklin County jumped out to a 22-0 lead thanks to Robinson, and a big play by the Bulldogs’ special teams as a blocked field goal led to a 78-yard return for a touchdown by Jerry Hannon with 5:16 to go in the first quarter.
Darrin Wiley scored on a 10-yard run early in the third quarter and was the co-leader in tackles with eight. Because the Bulldogs were so effective running the ball, Malik Moore didn’t have to throw the ball very much, completing two of three passes for 25 yards.
Wesson, on the other hand, did not have much success moving the ball on Franklin County’s aggressive defense. The Cobras did avoid being shut out when Otis Smith scored on a 5-yard run with 5:45 to go in the ball game.
Despite the lopsided final score, Wesson actually had more first downs than Franklin County (12 to 11), and the number of total yards for each team was much closer than expected — 266 for the Bulldogs and 216 for the Cobras.
Franklin County (5-4, 2-2) finishes its regular season next Friday at 7 p.m. with an important Division 7-3A game at Jefferson County.
Wilkinson County 47, Crystal Springs 6
CRYSTAL SPRINGS — Devin Voorhies accounted for 294 total yards from scrimmage and three total touchdowns on offense as the Wilkinson County Wildcats had little problem in defeating the Crystal Springs Tigers in MHSAA Division 7-3A action Friday night.
Voorhies completed 7 of 11 passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns with one interception and had five carries for 119 yards and one touchdown. He also had three tackles, one sack and a forced fumble that he recovered and returned 42 yards for a touchdown early in the second quarter.
La’Darion Peterson also had a stellar performance with 100 yards and two touchdowns on just six carries to go with three catches for 74 yards, including a 64-yard touchdown catch late in the first quarter.
So did Allenzae Staggers. He had one catch for 78 yards and a touchdown to go, six catches for 60 yards and was 1-for-2 passing for 17 yards. Trey Jones had one catch for 48 yards and a touchdown.
Wilkinson County (7-3, 3-1) looks to clinch second place in Division 7-3A when it hosts Wesson at 7 p.m. next Friday.
Hazlehurst 46, Jefferson County 6
HAZLEHURST — D’Alex Rockingham had three rushing touchdowns and an opportunistic defense forced four turnovers as the Hazlehurst Indians rolled past the Jefferson County Tigers Friday night to remain undefeated in MHSAA Division 7-3A.
Rockingham had a 6-yard touchdown run and a 25-yard touchdown run in the first quarter as well as 1-yard touchdown run and a two-point conversion run in the second quarter. Hazlehurst (9-1, 4-0) led Jefferson County 34-0 at halftime.
Ladarrious Williams had touchdown runs of 34 and 5 yards in the third quarter to go up 46-0 before Jefferson County finally scored with 39 seconds left on De’Anthony Blake’s 1-yard run.
It was a rough game for the Tigers, who were held to just 189 yards of total offense. They lost all three of their fumbles, and Blake threw an interception after he replaced Rashaard Brown, who was 1-for-3 passing for 20 yards. Blake led the team in rushing with 36 yards on nine carries.
Jefferson County (3-5, 2-2) hosts Franklin County next Friday at 7 p.m. in a key Division 7-3A game for both teams.