Public school roundup: Franklin County unable to stand versus Tylertown

Published 12:48 am Saturday, September 3, 2011

TYLERTOWN — Franklin County High School hit the road to play a familiar foe in Tylertown High School Friday night.

And Tylertown played about like the Bulldogs are used to seeing the Chiefs play — tough. Too tough for Franklin County, as the Bulldogs were shut out 47-0.

The Chiefs, which moved up to MHSAA Class 4A after competing with Franklin County in Region 7-3A for several years, totaled 318 yards rushing. Franklin County, by contrast, only managed 144 yards on the ground.

Email newsletter signup

Tylertown quarterback Tye’Ovne Holmes scored first for the Chiefs on a 1-yard carry in the first quarter. In the second quarter, Holmes scored again from 38 yards out with 7:44 left.

Holmes scored his third and final touchdown on a 6-yard run with 2:38 to go, giving Tylertown a 21-0 lead at the half.

In the third quarter, Holmes completed a 40-yard touchdown pass to Dealbert Pitman with 10:27 left. The Chiefs added two more touchdowns in the third quarter and one in the fourth quarter.

Franklin County (2-1) will have its home opener next Friday against Clarksdale.

Port Gibson 24, Jefferson County 6

FAYETTE — Port Gibson junior quarterback Silento Sayles had a touchdown run in the second quarter and a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter as the Blue Waves defeated the rival Jefferson County Tigers Friday night.

Sayles had a 32-yard touchdown run early in the first quarter and threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Tommy McCaplin late in the ball game. Adarius Barnes intercepted a pass and returned it 50 yards for a touchdown. Johnny Hulbert was successful on all three two-point conversion runs.

Jefferson County’s offense, on the other hand, could not get going in the first half and finally scored with 6:58 to go in the third quarter on a 1-yard run by Monroe Barnes. But the two-point conversion run was no good.

Jefferson County (1-2) hosts East Marion next Friday at 7:30 p.m.