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Franklin County High School Varsity Football falls to East Central High School (sectional) 30-20

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Friday, October 28, 2016

7:00 PM

Franklin County High School
AWAY
20

East Central High School (sectional)
HOME
30

Game Recap

On Friday night, the Franklin County football season came to an end in the sectional semifinals against the East Central Trojans. The Wildcats (7-3) traveled to EC (8-2) for the second time this season with the hope of pulling out the first win against the Trojans since 1999. The first quarter turned into a defensive struggle with the Trojans making a 24 yard field goal for the only points of the quarter. Then, Franklin County came back with a touchdown of their own from Johnathan Hagerty to give the Cats a 6-3 lead. However, the Trojans struck quickly with a touchdown run from Logan Storie to take a 10-6 lead. Then, near the end of the first half with a touchdown pass from Alex Maxwell to Garren Messmore to put the Trojans up 17-6. With no time left on the clock, Johnathan Hagerty threw up a prayer to Alex Ripperger for a touchdown. The teams went into the locker room with a 17-12 Trojan lead. In the third quarter, the Trojans’ defense held the Cats at the goal line twice, and the Trojans were able to punch in another touchdown run by Logan Storie to take a 23-12 lead. In the fourth quarter, Johnathan Hagerty punched in a touchdown run to make it 23-20 Trojans, but a 40 yard touchdown pass from Alex Maxwell to Garren Messmore clinched the game and a sectional finals appearance for the Trojans. The Wildcats end the season at 7-4. Great season guys!!

Stats for the Cats:

Passing:
Johnathan Hagerty: 14-30 for 169 yards, a touchdown, and a 2-point conversion

Rushing:
Mitchell Orschell: 17 carries for 130 yards
Johnathan Hagerty: 20 carries for 97 yards and 2 touchdowns
Blake Ripperger: 1 carry for 1 yard

Receiving:
Alex Ripperger: 4 catches for 96 yards and a touchdown
James Tucker: 4 catches for 46 yards
Stone Laughlin: 2 catches for 15 yards
Mitchell Orschell: 4 catches for 12 yards

Box Scores

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Franklin County

12

8

East Central (sectional)
3

14

6

7

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