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Franklin Co. hosts North Pike Jaguars

MEADVILLE – Getting ready to begin region play! That’s what twoold rivals will do Friday night at Louie Mullins Stadium, as theFranklin County Bulldogs host the winless North Pike Jaguars in aRegion 6-3A contest. Kickoff is 7:30.

“It’s going to be another tough game for us,” said FranklinCounty head coach Michael Goff. “North Pike likes to run it andpass it. Their quickness and size are impressive.”

The Jags (0-4) boast a large amount of size from fullback totight end, were juniors Clyde Brumfield (6-1, 265) and JeremyPittman (6-1, 205) roam.

“Brumfield and Pittman look good on film,” said Goff. Theirquarterback, Glover Quin, is also impressive.”

Quin, a 6-foot, 180 pound sophomore athlete, controls the Jagsat quarterback. Quin played as a reserve last year on the team andstarted at point guard on the basketball team.

“Quin’s very athletic,” continued Goff. “He comes from a veryathletic family. He’s got a good arm and he can run with it.”

Quin’s talents will be tested Friday night, as he faces a strongand stingy group of Bulldogs who held Wesson scoreless last week21-0. The Bulldogs (2-2) also broke a two-game losing streak in theprocess.

The Jags are coached by Adam Barron who is in his second year atthe helm. They finished 1-9 last year.

“We played better last week,” added Goff. “But we’re stillmaking mistakes. We have to overcome that to be successful.”

The Bulldogs main weapons against Wesson were mainly on defensewhere senior linebacker James Hunt and sophomore defensive endDonald Ray Smith stepped up. Hunt led the Dawgs with 10 tackles, asSmith exploded with six tackles, three sacks, and two passdeflections.

The Dawgs won last year’s contest 28-3 behind the rushing ofgraduated runningbacks Shirmon McNair and Wade Woodcock.