McComb tromps Franklin Co.

Published 1:41 am Saturday, September 6, 2014

MCCOMB — The Franklin County High School Bulldogs were looking to build on the momentum from last week’s win over North Pike and a win over a good McComb High School team would have helped.

Instead, Franklin County just simply couldn’t slow down McComb’s offense enough and it couldn’t move the ball effectively. That led to the Tigers taking an 18-0 win over the Bulldogs Friday night.

McComb quarterback Venchenza McCray had a solid game for the home team, completing 15 of 25 passes for 174 yards and two touchdowns. Dequan Smith had one of McCray’s two 7-yard touchdown catches and finished with 69 yards on six catches.

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Jaquarius Landrews had a big game for the Tigers as he ran for 109 yards and a touchdown on just five carries. They scored six points in each of the first three quarters and finished with 441 yards of total offense.

On the other hand, Franklin County was stymied by McComb’s defense from the opening kickoff to the final horn. The Bulldogs were held to just 142 yards of total offense. Their running game was pretty much non-existent — 74 yards on 39 carries, for an average of less than two yards per carry.

Franklin County (1-2) plays host to Tylertown, the No. 2 ranked team in Class 3A, at 7 p.m. Friday.