Franklin County edges Wewahitchka 27-26

Published: Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 11:13 AM.

Franklin County pounced on four Wewahitchka fumbles last Friday night to give the Seahawks the edge in a 27-26 comeback win.

Junior quarterback Dwayne Griggs paced the Seahawk offense with three touchdowns, the finale set up after the Seahawks forced a Gator punt with time running down. Griggs snared the punt at midfield and then galloped 30 yards to the Gator 21 with less than four minutes to play.

He ran in untouched on the first play from scrimmage, but that was called back on penalties. So he did it again, a thrilling 12-yard jog with 2:08 left in the game, for the go-ahead score.

His team trailing by one, Wewahitchka sophomore quarterback Rashard Rainie threw three incomplete passes before connecting on a 17-yarder to junior tight end Javari Hill for a first down at the Seahawk 33.

Two quick passes to senior Jarvest Sherfield gave Wewahitchka a third and five in the red zone with 44 seconds left, but an interception by junior defensive back Logan McLeod sealed the comeback victory for the Seahawks.

“They gave us a lot of breaks, they gave us the ball a lot,” said Seahawks coach Josh Wright. “Our kids played stinking hard.”

Wewahitchka struck first blood after sophomore defensive back Matt Arnold intercepted a Griggs pass to give the Gators position inside Seahawks territory. With 10:22 left in the first quarter, Rainey lobbed a high throw to 5’11 senior Jay Shiver for the score and a 6-0 gator lead.

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