09/23/07 — Red Rams shut out Bulldogs

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Red Rams shut out Bulldogs

Published in Sports on September 23, 2007 2:17 AM


Courtesy The Franklin Times

FRANKLINTON -- Victories are becoming contagious at Franklinton, and this time a homecoming crowd was on hand for the celebration.

For the second time in three weeks, the Red Rams prevailed -- this time with a 28-0 victory over winless Princeton. Franklinton improved to 2-4 overall with two setbacks coming overtime.

The Red Rams didn't need an extra session Friday as they sprinted ahead 14-0 at halftime before clinching the victory with a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns.

Clark Martin got things going for Franklinton by finding the end zone on a 6-yard keeper with 8:03 remaining in the first quarter. Landon Vick's PAT boosted the score to 7-0.

Franklinton's defense forced a Princeton punt, and the Red Rams took over before encountering a third-and-9 situation.

That's when Brandon Harris took a handoff and raced away for an electrifying 64-yard touchdown that put Franklinton ahead 14-0.

The Red Rams scored again when Martin hooked up with Dustin Newton on a 13-yard strike with 8:09 left in the game. Erick Allen closed out the homecoming win with a 26-yard interception return for a touchdown with just 3:30 remaining.

Princeton (0-5 overall) concludes non-conference play at home next Friday against Mattamuskeet. The Red Rams open their Class 2-A Northern Carolina Conference schedule Oct. 5 at Roanoke Rapids.

Franklinton 14 0 0 14 -- 28

Princeton 0 0 0 0 -- 0

First quarter

F -- 6 run (Vick kick), 8:31

F -- Harris 64 run (Vick kick), 4:16

Fourth quarter

F -- Newton 8 pass from Martin (Vick kick), 6:52

F -- Allen 30 int return (3:30), 3:16


First downs 7 17

Rushes-yds 19-33 32-214

Passing yds 22 89

Total yards 55 303

C-A-I 2-12-2 8-15-0

Fumbles-lost 4-2 2-2

Penalties-yds 6-40 13-85


RUSHING -- Princeton -- Kevin Foy 10-39; Kwmae Corprew 2-5; Benton Myers 1-2; Dilan Myers 6-(-13).

PASSING -- Princeton -- Myers 2-12-2 22.

RECEIVING -- Princeton -- Will Gainey 1-20; Kevin Foy 1-2.