08/24/13 — Goldsboro drops opener at Franklinton

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Goldsboro drops opener at Franklinton

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on August 24, 2013 11:26 PM

FRANKLINTON -- Rashied Malette rushed for 162 yards and two touchdowns in Goldsboro's season-opening, 29-20 loss to Franklinton on Friday evening.

Malette punched in his first touchdown, a 10-yard gallop, with 20.1 seconds remaining in the opening quarter. He added a 23-yard jaunt midway through the third period.

Franklinton led 7-6 at halftime and broke the game open with a 22-point, third-quarter outburst. The Rams scored on three big plays -- an 80-yard kickoff return, 72-yard TD ramble and 53-yard TD run.

First-year Goldsboro quarterback Nashir Bowden tossed a 10-yard touchdown strike to Hunter McCoy with 7:14 remaining in the game. Bowden finished 5 of 19 passing with 83 yards and one interception.

The Cougars amassed 301 yards of total offense.