Wk 9 RNK 2022 William Fleming @ Franklin County game

Wk 9 RNK 2022 William Fleming @ Franklin County game 451 333 SWVA High School Sports

William Fleming beats Franklin
County 35-26 in Blue Ridge battle

Ed Bryant Stadium Rocky Mount, VA – A sea of red in the home stands, the booming speakers at Ed Bryant Stadium and a battle-hardened Franklin County team were not enough to stop William Fleming tonight. The Colonels and QB 1 Devin Johnson were in attack mode from start to finish. The senior fought through a hard hit from Franklin County’s FS 3 Nasir Holland, willing the football over the goal line for a 13 yard TD in the first quarter. He picked up another two rushing scores in the second and third, but his best drive of the game was right before the half. Starting at the Fleming twenty-five, Johnson looked left before cutting back toward the Colonel’s sideline for a massive 49 yard gain. Two solid passes to WR 4 Louis English put Fleming up 26-13. English had a big night himself, reeling in 95 receiving yards along with the second quarter TD. RB 3 Malachi Coleman showed out as well, rushing for 128 yards including a 60 yard score. Franklin County didn’t lay down by any means, but on a few key possessions the Eagles came up empty handed. In the first half, the Eagles went to RB 27 Jahylen Lee. The senior rushed for 73 yards in the first two quarters and picked up a TD before he left with an injury. Eagle QB 6 Eli Foutz produced 196 passing yards and two TD tosses to Holland in a strong effort. The Eagles play of the night went to RB 20 Ke’Shaun Wright who broke free for 83 yards up the middle for a second quarter TD. Colonel Head Coach Jamar Lovelace was happy about all the things his squad did right, “We did enough against a tough (Franklin County) team… so it’s a big win for us. We made plenty of mistakes that we’re going to learn from but we’ll celebrate tonight and get ready for the next one.”

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