Franklin County’s youth football program got underway last month with the jamboree Sept. 29 in Blountstown.
The Tiny Mites, for boys ages 7, 8 and 9, took on Wewahitchka for one half of play, and engineered a 12-6 victory.
Brock Johnson, who coaches the team together with Byron Blan and Kelvin Martin, said the team had two offensive series and scored both times. Lamarius Martin scored on a 50-yard touchdown run, and Caden Turrell sprinted into the endzone on a 70-yard run.
On Saturday, the two dozen young football players again traveled to Blountstown, this time to take on the budding Tigers in the season opener.
Johnson said the team lost 34-14 to Blountstown. The up-and-coming Seahawks scored when Caden Turrell broke loose for a 55-yard touchdown run, and when Martin threw a 65-yard touchdown strike to Jarvis Turrell.
“We fumbled the ball too many times,” said Johnson. “Other than that we played good.”
For the Pee Wee bracket, for boys age 10,11 and 12, Franklin County found victory in the jamboree, when they blanked Port St. Joe 14-0 on the strength of two touchdown runs by Ethan Riley in the one half of play..
Brad Segree, assistant to head coach Matt Kelley, said the team met defeat Saturday on opening day at Blountstown, when they were shut out 15-0.
“We got down inside the red zone, and one time inside the 5-yard-line, and but we couldn’t punch it through,” said Segree.
Both teams play Saturday in Chattahoochee. The teams are under the auspices of Franklin County Parks and Recreation.