Franklin County battles Loyd Star

Published 10:10 am Thursday, September 10, 2015

Loyd Star (2-1),  led by second-year head coach Adam Cook, experienced a great 28-27 comeback victory over Sacred Heart last week at William E. “Sambo” Smith Field.

Parker Flowers

Parker Flowers

Anfernee Claire

Anfernee Claire

This week, the Hornets are preparing for another tough home test as they host the Franklin County Bulldogs.

Loyd Star’s top offensive performer last week was junior quarterback Parker Flowers. He completed 12-of-27 passes for 236 yards and rushed for 41 yards on 14 carries.

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James Beard was the top receiver for Loyd Star with four catches for 93 yards. Patrick Price provided two catches for 88 yards and a touchdown.

Defensively, Flowers paced the Hornets with 22 tackles. Anfernee Claire provided 11 stops. Bradyn Brister and Avery Leggett contributed nine tackles each

Franklin County (2-1),  coached by Anthony Hart, suffered a tough double overtime 38-35 loss to the North Pike Jaguars in Pricedale.

Jacob McDaniel

Jacob McDaniel

Chris O'Quinn

Chris O’Quinn

The Bulldogs will be looking to redeem themselves this week.

FC’s top offensive player last week was quarterback Jacob McDaniel. He led the Bulldogs’ passing attack, completing 6-of-20 passes for 116 yards with one touchdown pass and a interception.

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.

My prediction:  The Bulldogs will beat Loyd Star 42-21.