WINNING WAYS. Kyeon Spencer and the Franklinton Red Rams are hoping for a victory this Friday night on the road against the Granville Central Panthers. (Times photo by Geoff Neville)
OXFORD -- Earlier in the week, Franklinton football coach JeVar Bransome discussed the importance of a quick bounceback performance following a disappointing home loss to Tarboro two Fridays ago.
Consider it done as the Red Rams took the lead by scoring on their first two series and never looking back on their way to a 30-6 decision last Friday night at non-conference opponent Oxford Webb.
Franklinton, now 3-2 on the campaign, dented the scoreboard early courtesy of a 29-yard field goal from Jordan Vitale.
On their next series, the Red Rams struck again when Tyreese Williams ran in from eight yards out to push Franklinton ahead 10-0 in the first quarter of action.
That score held up at intermission, but Franklinton would roll in the second half thanks to a trio of unanswered touchdowns.
The Red Rams all but sealed the deal when quarterback Scott Schriver found Semaj McCowan for a 55-yard touchdown strike early in the fourth stanza.
Franklinton didn't allow the Warriors (1-4) to find the end zone until the final frame. By then, the outcome of the event had all but been determined.
Franklinton will continue its swing through Granville County this Friday with a road non-league event against Granville Central.
FHS quarterback Kyeon Spencer missed the Webb game with an injury. His status for this Friday's contest is not known.