Franklin County finally back at home

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 14, 2017

Franklin County High School’s defense and special teams did their part to keep the Class 3A Bulldogs ahead of Class 1A No. 3 Lumberton on the road last Friday night.

The offense, on the other hand, did not.

Lumberton’s running game eventually wore down the Bulldogs’ defense in the fourth quarter as the Panthers rallied for a 34-17 victory that kept Franklin County winless this season.

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Now, Franklin County (0-4) turns its attention to the Class 4A Lawrence County High School Cougars in what will be the Bulldogs’ first home game in a month.

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Friday.

Bulldogs head coach Trey Woodard said he and the players are “very excited” about playing at home after three straight game on the road.

“The defense and special teams played well (against Lumberton),” Woodard said. “It was just a bad, bad offense. We have to have a better offensive showing than what we’ve been having.”

Lawrence County is coming off a 40-37 overtime win at Bay.

“They have a big defensive line,” Woodard said. “And offensively, they have a lot of talented skill guys.”