Wk 8 RNK 2023 Franklin Co @ Staunton River

Wk 8 RNK 2023 Franklin Co @ Staunton River 752 1294 SWVA High School Sports

Gherman gives Franklin County the win 31-28 on 22-yard FG as time expires

Staunton River HS, Moneta, VA – The Franklin County Eagles and the Staunton River Golden Eagles went punch for punch in a thriller Friday night. Staunton River QB/DB 3 Brady Barns (20/68 rush yds 2TD’s, 5/7 72 pass yds 1TD) packed the stat sheet, wracking up three TD’s to help situate his squad in a position to win.

Franklin County’s go-to option was RB/LB 3 J-Shawn Rigney (18/88 rush yds 3TD’s). The Junior punched in his third TD off a 3 yard rush at the end of a pivotal drive, facilitated by a 46 yard kickoff return by RB/CB 24 Rashaun Hughey (14/66 rush yards 1TD). 

Tied 28 all, Franklin County stepped up and stopped Staunton River’s advance at midfield. The Eagles quickly found themselves facing third and 10 but QB/LB 14 Winston Davenport (6/12 123 pass yards) kept the drive alive with a 40 yard pass to TE/LB 8 Haven Mullins (2/41 receiving yards). The clock wound down as Franklin County converted two more third downs to set up K 85 Wyatt Gherman’s 20-yard FG attempt to win it.

The kick went up, the clock hit zero and the officials arms signaled the 31-28 Eagle win. “It was some great Friday night football,” Franklin County’s head coach JR Edwards said after the win. “Staunton River, they’re extremely tough and played hard…it was just great football from both teams.” – Graham Whitaker

Franklin Co – J-Shawn Rigney 18/88yds 3TD’s, Rashaun Hughey 14/59yds TD, Winston Davenport 2/3yds, Ryder Gardner 1/2yds Staunton River – Mason Ayers 8/100yds, Brady Barns 23/56yds 2TD, Josh Kelly 10/62yds TD, Nick Kitchens 2/6yds
Franklin Co – Winston Davenport 5/12, 139yds Staunton River – Brady Barns 5/7 73yds TD
Franklin Co – David Kasey 2/63yds, Haven Mullins 1/40yds, Jacob Mullins 1/27yds, Ryder Gardner 1/9yds Staunton River– Josh Kelly 3/53yds, Grayson Sheets 1/12yds, Parker Chewning 1/8yds
Franklin Co – N/A Staunton River – Trey Thomas 1/30yds

1st quarter
Staunton River: 12 yard Brady Barns pass to Grayson Sheets: Bryant Graham PAT 7:27
Franklin Co: 7 yard Rashaun Hughey rush: Wyatt Gherman PAT 3:39
Staunton River: 2 yard Brady Barns rush: Bryant Graham PAT 0:24
2nd quarter
Franklin Co: 2 yard JShawn Rigney rush: Wyatt Gherman PAT 9:23
3rd Quarter
Franklin Co: 1 yard JShawn Rigney rush: Wyatt Gherman PAT 6:37
Staunton River: 1 yard Barns rush: Graham PAT 2:06
4th quarter
Staunton River: 4 yard Josh Kelly rush: Graham PAT 8:57
Franklin Co: 3 yard JShawn Rigney rush: Wyatt Gherman PAT 6:48
Franklin Co: 17 yard FG Wyatt Gherman 0:00

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