North Pike edges Franklin Co in double overtime

Published 11:00 pm Saturday, September 5, 2015

PRICEDALE – North Pike’s Trent Coleman nailed a 27-yard field goal in double overtime to give the Jaguars a 38-35 victory over Franklin County Friday night.

The Jags’ (2-1) double overtime victory was highlighted by a five-touchdown performance from their senior leader, quarterback Juwan Adams, a top Mississippi recruit with offers from Louisville, Memphis and La. Tech.

Adams and company built a 14-0 first quarter lead only to see the Bulldogs rally back to build a 35-21 advantage heading into the fourth quarter.

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Franklin County’s momentum started to change after De’Martr Collins returned a 85-yard punt return for a touchdown to close out the third quarter. Collins also punched in a one-yard rushing touchdown.

Tony Wells was the leading receiver for the Bulldogs with four catches for 105 yards. Wells’ biggest catch was a 51-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Jacob McDaniel with 9:46 left in the third quarter.

The Bulldogs’ defense had no answer for Adams, as he rallied the Jags back from a 14-point deficit in the final frame to force overtime.

Franklin High had chances in regulation and overtime to win the contest, but costly missed field goals and interceptions derailed the Dawgs’ hopes.

Offensively, McDaniel led the Bulldogs’ passing attack completing 6-of-20 passes for 116 yards with one touchdown pass and a interception. McDaniel also punched in two rushing touchdowns.

Defensively, Chris O’Quinn was the top tackler with 12 tackles. Ryan Johnson and Marquavis Dunn provided nine stops each. Marquis Hunt contributed six tackles. Dominique White had five tackles. Deion Buckles had four tackles, one interception and recovered a fumble.

The Bulldogs (2-1) will continue their road tour Friday as they travel to Lincoln County to take on the Loyd Star Hornets at Sambo Smith Field. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.