The Franklin County Seahawks traveled to Quincy Friday night and came back empty-handed, falling 50-0 to West Gadsden.
“We came out very flat,” said coach Aaron York. “We had four turnovers that hurt us. As the game progressed we got better. In the first minute of the game, they were up 14-0.
We harp on it and work on it in practice, no turnovers, and we did not play our best at the beginning of the ball game,” he said.
York said that after reviewing the game film, the coaches counted “four big plays we could have made on defense in their backfield yet we missed critical tackles.”
The coach said that on a positive note, the Seahawks came out at halftime and did not allow West Gadsden to score in the second half. “We ran the ball better in the second half and we made sure tackles,” he said.
Key performers in Friday’s game were sophomore Trenton Lee, who had 18 rushes for 45 yards. On defense, he had six tackles, one for a loss.
Seventh grader Mikey Owens three tackles, one for a loss, forced a fumble and had a fumble recovery. Junior Cole Wheeler had seven tackles, one for a loss.
On Friday, the team travels west to Baker, to take on the number two team in Class 1A. “They are another good team we are playing. The boys are up for the challenge and we look forward to going out and improving on our second half performance from Friday night.”