Franklin County edges Wewahitchka 27-26

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

Griggs, who finished the night with 153 yards on 11 carries, followed suit, after junior Holden Foley recovered a Gator fumble. With 3:18 left in the first quarter, Griggs ran 39 yards for the score. Senior kicker Zach Howze connected on the first of three extra points, and the Seahawks led 7-6.

With 1:03 left in the half, the Gators boosted their lead, with a 30-yard pass from Rainey to senior Clay Sasser. The two-point conversion pass was incomplete, and Wewa clung to a 12-7 lead going into halftime.

On the opening play of the second half, Sherfield did all he could to break the game wide open, as he ran the kickoff back 83 yards for the score. But once again the extra point conversion try failed, and the Gators led 18-7

A 40-yard rush by Griggs to the 5 positioned senior fullback Ladarius Rhodes to bully his way in for the score with 4:30 left.

A fumble recovery by senior tackle Direek Farmer on the Seahawk 30 gave Rhodes and senior Skyler Hutchinson a chance to chew up yards. The drive downfield ended when Griggs scored his second touchdown of the night on a 30-yard prance, and a 21-18 lead with 1:10 left in the third quarter.

Wewahitchka defensive pressure enabled the Gators to take over on downs deep in Seahawks territory. Senior running back Jayln Addison rushed from the six-yard-line, and the Gators connected on the two-point conversion to put the Gators ahead 26-21.

Hutchinson tallied 75 yards on 17 carries, and Rhodes 55 yards on four carries, as the Seahawks amassed 291 yards on the ground.



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