Franklin County hosts Port Gibson, in search of first victory

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 12, 2017

The 2017 football season has been a tough one for the Franklin County High School Bulldogs and head coach Trey Woodard.

After a 28-15 loss to Class 3A No. 4 Hazlehurst last Friday, Franklin County is still winless this season — 0-8 overall and 0-2 in MHSAA Region 7-3A.

Despite the loss, Woodard said the Bulldogs had a solid performance against one of the top teams in all of Class 3A, noting he was pleased with team’s effort to not give up.

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“We played hard. We just had some bad breaks not go our way,” Woodard said.

The Bulldogs will be seeking its first win at home this Friday, but it might not be easy as they host yet another one of the top teams in Region 7-3A in the Port Gibson Blue Waves. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

Port Gibson (5-2, 1-0) was off last week after a hard-fought comeback win at home over rival Jefferson County High School, 20-16. The Blue Waves are riding a three-game winning streak.

“They’re well-coached — super athletic. They’re probably the most athletic team in our (region),” Woodard said. “Their defensive line is really good. Offensively, they have a lot of skill, especially at quarterback and a couple of receivers.”

Woodard said for Franklin County to pull off the upset of Port Gibson, the offense will have to score touchdowns, while the defense will have to stop big plays.