Franklin County struggles on offense in loss

Published 1:00 am Saturday, August 25, 2018

MEADVILLE — Marquis Crosby had nine carries for 130 yards and three touchdowns as the Seminary High School Bulldogs cruised to a 55-10 win over the Franklin County High School Bulldogs Friday night.

It was the second straight week that Franklin County’s offense had its share of problems moving the ball and its defense couldn’t get off the field. The host Bulldogs have now allowed 99 points in the first two games while scoring just 16 points.

Nathan Pickering set the tone for the game with a 47-yard touchdown run with 8:43 left in the first quarter. Crosby had two touchdown runs in the first quarter as the visiting Bulldogs grabbed a 20-3 lead at the end of the quarter. Wyatt Brumfield made a 37-yard field goal for Franklin County.

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Crosby scored his third touchdown as time expired in the first half from 1 yard out to give Seminary a 27-3 advantage. Four different players had touchdown runs in the second half.

Joseph Griffin scored on a 54-yard run early in the fourth quarter for Franklin County. The host Bulldogs were held to 146 yards of total offense and turned the ball over three times.

Franklin County (0-2) will look to pick up its first win of the season when it hosts Class 5A North Pike High School at 7 p.m. next Friday.