Franklin falls hard to Surry

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 17, 2007

FRANKLIN—The Surry Cougars started fast against Franklin Friday night.

The Cougars’ Geoffrey Warren scored on a 40-yard touchdown run to cap Surry’s first possession — a sign of good things to come for the visitors, who prevailed 36-16 in a key

Tri-Rivers District game at Armory Drive Field.

Down 6-0, the Broncos answered quickly on their first possession and also scored on a 2-yard run by Swendel Stephens. James Jervey kicked the extra point, giving the Broncos a 7-6 lead.

The Broncos added six more in the first quarter on a 2-yard run by Isaiah Hudson. The point after was no good, but the Broncos were up 13-6.

Warren crossed the goal line again in the first quarter, but the point after was no good and the Broncos led 13-12 as the quarter ended.

Surry had a big second quarter as the Cougars added 16 more points to their score.

The Broncos could only score three points in the second as

Jervey kicked a 26-yard field goal. The half ended with the Cougars ahead 28-16.

The second half opened with Cougar Marquis Warren taking the kickoff on the Surry 25-yard line and going the distance to score. The two-point conversion was good and the Cougars enjoyed a 28-16 lead.

The Broncos were not able to crank up their offensive scoring. Franklin quarterback Donzell Shearin was picked off three times by the Cougars.

The Cougars put the icing on the cake as they crossed the goal line on a 10-yard run by Craig Evans.

Once again the two-point conversion was good and the game ended with the Cougars ahead 36 n 16.

Franklin had 21 first downs to Surry’s 14, but the visitors had the edge in rushing yards: 215 yards to 182.

Franklin had the edge through the air, 116-54. The Broncos also dominated the time of possession: 37:42 to 23:22.

Franklin hosts Charles City for homecoming in another district game at 7 p.m. Friday at Armory Field.