Tylertown too much for FCHS

Published 12:01 am Sunday, September 2, 2012

Franklin County High School quarterback Jadarius Davis is sacked by Tylertown High School’s Tyson Smith during Saturday’s game at Franklin County. Tylertown defeated Franklin County, 47-7. (Lauren Wood \ The Natchez Democrat)

MEADVILLE — Franklin County High School could not contain Tylertown High School’s offense in a 47-7 blowout at Louie Mullins Memorial Stadium Saturday afternoon.

This was the second straight year that the Bulldogs allowed 47 points to the team currently ranked No. 2 in the Mississippi Associated Press Class 4A poll.

La Darrius Slocum returned the opening kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown just 11 seconds into the ball game and the rout was on. Phillip Slocum added touchdown runs of two yards and one yard to give Tylertown a 20-0 lead with 3:03 to go in the first quarter. Tyre’oune Holmes scored on a two-point conversion run after Phillip Slocum’s first touchdown run.

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Franklin County got on the scoreboard with 1:36 to go in the opening quarter when Jadarius Davis connected with Chris Robinson on a 56-yard touchdown pass. Matt Brasher added the extra point to make it a 20-7 game.

Robinson led the Bulldogs’ offense with 11 carries for 90 yards and two catches for 83 yards. Davis completed five of 15 passes for 121 yards and no interceptions.

It was all Tylertown after that. The Chiefs (3-0) got touchdown runs of 17 and 27 yards from Holmes, a 52-yard touchdown run from La Darrius Slocum and a 10-yard touchdown run from Jerry Burris.

Franklin County forced three turnovers and had just one turnover itself. However, its defense could not stop Tylertown’s running game. The Chiefs had 303 total rushing yards on 34 carries. Chris Jones led the way with 92 yards on eight carries.

The Bulldogs (2-1) will look to get back on the winning track they play at Clarksdale Friday night at 7:30 p.m.