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Page passes Taylorsville over Franklin Co. Bulldogs

MEADVILLE – Taylorsville sophomore quarterback Terrian Pagethrew for 307 yards and a touchdown en route to a 33-17 Fridaynight victory over the Franklin County Bulldogs.

FCHS, a 3A force in years past, could not withstand the air showTaylorsville threw at them. The Class 2A Tartars (5-0) aerialassault included backup QB Fernando Hamilton throwing for anadditional 51 yards and a score.

“We lost to a very good ball club,” said FC head coach RickeyO’Quinn Jr. “We’ve just to got to regroup and work on gettingbetter.”

The Bulldogs (2-3) travel to Mendenhall Friday night.

Preston Shelton, the Bulldogs highly recruited senior offensivelinemen/kicker, gave the Dawgs their only points in the first halfoff a 29-yard field goal. Taylorsville controlled the tempo therest of the way as Page hit Hamilton for an 81-yard TD strike totake 20-3 lead into halftime.

FCHS dodged several second quarter bullets from the Tartars asTaylorsville fumbled twice in the red zone and was stopped on the1-yard line just before halftime on a trick pass play.

In the third quarter, Taylorsville added to their lead with twomore quick passing strikes for a 33-3 advantage. FCHS scored twicein the fourth quarter to draw close before the final hornsounded.

FC sophomore quarterback Jay Davis accounted for both scores,throwing a 6-yard pass to senior wideout Calvin Robinson andscoring on a 4-yard run for another six points. Davis was 17-of-28for 140 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions.

Junior wideout Fred Coleman led the Dawgs in receiving with sixcatches for 83 yards. The FC running game was held to minus-fiveyards rushing on 16 carries by the Taylorsville defense and itsAll-State linebacker Marcus Mayers, an Ole Miss commit. Mayerstallied a game-high 12 tackles and a sack.

For the Bulldogs on defense, sophomore Andy Morris led the teamwith eight tackles and a fumble recovery. Jalen Washington addedfive hits and a fumble recovery. Senior Milton Griffin added fivetackles and deflected two passes.