Lawrence Co., Franklin Co. at home

Published 5:00 am Thursday, October 21, 2004

The Franklin County Bulldogs entertain the Amite County Trojansfor a key Region 7-3A contest Friday night.

Other area action features Madison St. Joseph at Wesson,Wingfield at Lawrence County, Port Gibson at North Pike, Hazlehurstat Jefferson County, McComb at Terry, South Pike at Jim Hill andCrystal Springs at Greenwood.

Franklin County is coming off a tremendous 54-34 Region 7-3A winover Port Gibson. Friday night, the Meadville-based Bulldogs willentertain region foe Amite County in an important contest.

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Coach Anthony Hart’s Bulldogs improved to 3-1 in the region and7-1 on the season. Amite County is 1-6 overall and 1-3 in regionplay.

Last Friday, Amite County fell to Wilkinson County 30-12 inregion action.

In Franklin’s win over Port Gibson, D.J. Shaw powered therunning game with 250 yards. Jasper O’Quinn rushed the football 10times for 150 yards and four touchdowns. Deandrea Cameron carried17 times for 101 yards.

Last year, Franklin County beat Amite County 31-22

Wesson, coached by Tommy Clopton, struggled last Friday in theCobras’ 30-6 defeat at the hands of Region 6-2A rival St. Andrew’s.Clopton’s Cobras are 2-6 on the season and 1-2 in region play.

Friday, Wesson returns home to Stone Stadium on the Co-Lincampus for a homecoming game against region nemesis St. Joe. Lastweek, Madison St. Joe (4-4, 1-2) shut out Loyd Star 46-0.

Otho Smith came off the bench for 14 carries for 134 yards and atouchdown in Wesson’s loss to St. Andrew’s. Smith replaced RoyWilliams who was injured in the game.

Defensively, John Michael Cliburn led the Cobras with eighttackles and a pass interception.

Last season, Wesson clobbered Madison St. Joe 36-0.

Lawrence County, coached by Mike Davis, suffered a tough 26-19double overtime loss at the hands of Region 6-4A rival Terry lastweek. Lawrence County (5-3, 2-2) hosts region foe Wingfield (1-7,0-4) for homecoming.

Last Friday, Jim Hill crushed Wingfield 22-8.

In the Lawrence’s loss to Terry, Chris Jefferson led with 17carries for 132 yards and two touchdowns. Rushing for 74 yards on10 carries was Danny Powell.

Lawrence County dumped Wingfield 38-20 last year.

Hazlehurst, coached by Willie Brown, is coming off a big 32-0Region 7-3A win over North Pike. Coach Willie Brown’s Indiansimproved to 6-1 on the season and are 5-0 in region play.

Jefferson County (4-4, 2-2) hosts Hazlehurst Friday night. Lastweek, Tylertown pounded Jefferson County 44-20.

In last season’s contest, Hazlehurst held off Jefferson 12-8 forthe win.

North Pike, coached by Adam Barron, remains winless andcontinues to struggle in Region 7-3A play. The Summit-based Jaguars(0-8, 9-4) are home to host region rival Port Gibson Fridaynight.

Port Gibson (3-5, 2-2) fell to Franklin County 54-34 lastweek.

Last year, Port Gibson posted a 26-0 victory over NorthPike.

McComb, coached by Ted Milton, travels to Terry for a big Region6-4A game Friday. Terry stands 5-3 overall and 2-2 in regionplay.

In last year’s matchup, McComb thrashed Terry 41-13.

South Pike, coached by Randall Huffman, suffered a key 28-21Region 6-4A loss in overtime at the hands of Brookhaven lastFriday. The Magnolia-based Eagles (7-1, 3-1) dropped from No. 6 inlast week’s AP Top 20 Prep Poll to No. 11 this week.

South Pike travels to Jackson to face Jim Hill (4-4, 2-3) in akey region test Friday. Last season, South Pike fell to Jim Hill41-34.