Bulldogs blow out Wesson at home

Published 12:46 am Saturday, October 25, 2014

MEADVILLE — Franklin County High School quarterback De’Martre Collins did most of his damage on the ground, accounting for three rushing touchdowns as the Bulldogs took care of the Wesson High School Cobras 40-7 Friday night.

First place in MHSAA Division 7-3A was on the line in this match-up, but Wesson was no match for the physicality that Franklin County brought on both sides of the ball.

“I thought we played well. For the first time this season, we played well in all three phases,” Bulldogs head coach Anthony Hart said. “We played hard. Things went our way.”

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Collins had touchdown runs of 60, 5 and 50 yards, all in the first half, while Michael White had a 69-yard punt return for a touchdown late in the first quarter, and Franklin County’s defense was credited with a safety with 3:30 to go in the first half to give the Bulldogs a commanding 30-0 halftime lead.

Trinity Coleman, who was a perfect 5-for-5 on extra points, also made a 28-yard field goal nearly midway through the third quarter for a 33-0 Franklin County lead.

“We ran the ball well. We threw the ball well. We still had some drops,” Hart said. “We did what we needed to do to score. The offensive line did a great job opening things up for us.”

Collins finished with 11 carries for 147 yards and was 4-for-9 passing for 33 yards.

Wesson (4-6, 2-2) was able to avoid being shut out when Tyler Christmas threw a 37-yard touchdown pass to Dartavious Dixon with 4:59 to go in the third quarter. Peyton Burns added the extra point. That was the only highlight for the Cobras on this night.

“Defensively, we were lights out. We didn’t give up anything,” Hart said.

The Bulldogs’ defense held the Cobras to four first downs and 75 yards of total offense.