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2010-10-21 / Sports

Frightful Time in Franklin

by Mark Strain

Stevie Burleson (#22) provides a crucial block for Eriq Mitchell (#6) during the Junior Varsity Eagle game last Thursday night. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Stevie Burleson (#22) provides a crucial block for Eriq Mitchell (#6) during the Junior Varsity Eagle game last Thursday night. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. The sub-varsity Lexington Eagle football teams traveled to Franklin Thursday October 14th to pit their skills and coaching against their Lion counterparts. The 7th grade team kicked off first and played well, but their offensive prowess did not show up until 2:34 left in the game. With Franklin ahead 28-0, Jay Cooper ran up the field for 7 yards to score the first points for the young Eagles. The two point conversion attempt was a pass caught in the right flats to Vance Kassner but Lexington was unable to cross the line leaving the score 28-6 Franklin. On the ensuing kick off #8 Alberto Lara kicked an onside kick that he was able to recover giving the Eagles the ball back. On a sustained 2 minute drive, Lexington was able to score again as Lara took it up the middle 3 yards. This time the 2 point conversion attempt was a pass to the left side caught by #21 Cameron Allen, but like last time Lexington could not cross the goal line. The score now stood at 28-12 Franklin. With 25 seconds left in the game, the Eagles tried another onside kick, but it was covered by Franklin who went on to win the game by a score of 28-12.

The Lexington 8th grade team took the field receiving the opening kick off from Franklin expecting but not getting different results than the previous 7th grade Lexington game. Franklin scored first and often with a 32 yard run off the right for a TD, 2 point conversion up the middle, 21 yards around the left for a TD, 3 yard sweep around the right for a TD, 2 point conversion up the middle, 85 yard kick off return for a TD, 73 yard pass to the right for a TD, 2 point conversion up the middle, 48 yard run up the middle for a TD, 2 point conversion up the middle, 30 yard TD run around the right. At this point in the fourth, Franklin is leading 52-0 when Lexington’s #24 Andrew Lane in at quarterback takes the ball 52 yards down the right side for a TD. With 2 minutes left in the game, Franklin is leading Lexington 52-6. How does Franklin respond to Lexington’s score? They run the ensuing kick off 70 yards for another TD ending the game with a score of 58-6 Franklin over Lexington.

The Lexington JV marched out onto the field for the 3rd game.....wait make that the 4th game of the night. Seems as though Franklin has enough JV players to have an “A” team and a “B” team. While the 7th and 8th grade teams were playing, the Franklin “B” team was playing another school on their practice field leaving the Franklin “A” team for Lexington. After 2 completely dominant performances by Franklin, Lexington JV was poised to change Franklin’s Luck. Alas is was not meant to be and the JV game went the way of the previous two games. On a quarter by quarter break down, Franklin lead from start to finish never allowing Lexington JV the ability to score. 0-0, 14-0, 30-0 and finally 36-0 Franklin over Lexington.

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