Bulldogs fall to Tylertown

Published 10:40 pm Saturday, September 26, 2015

TYLERTOWN – For nearly three quarters the Franklin County Bulldogs had the Tylertown Chiefs on the ropes, but they could not deliver the knockout punch as the Bulldogs fell to the Chiefs 13-7 Friday at Tylertown.

The Chiefs overcame a 6-0 halftime deficit to outscore the Bulldogs 13-0 in the second half.

O.J. Magee scored the go-ahead touchdown on a three-yard run in the third quarter to give Tylertown a 7-6 advantage.

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Franklin County watched Tylertown score again late in the fourth period off a 10-yard passing touchdown from quarterback Aaron Jefferson to Jermaine Carpenter.

The Bulldogs (3-3) took an early 6-0 lead in the first quarter off a 5-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Jacob McDaniel to running back DeMartre Collins with 7:27 remaining.

Collins almost scored in the last seconds of the first half off an interception return, but the Chiefs tackled him 15 yards from the endzone.

Offensively, Collins powered the Bulldogs with 40 yards rushing on 10 carries. He also led all receivers with four catches for 29 yards. McDaniels completed 7-of-24 passing for 59 yards, with two interceptions and one touchdown.

Defensively, Dominique White led Franklin County with 13 tackles. Wyatt Johnson contributed 12 stops. Cameron Young and Chris O’Quinn provided 11 tackles each. Marquavis Dunn had 10 tackles.

FCHS will begin Region 7-3A play Friday at Wilkinson County. The Wildcats are currently second in the nation in passing yards.