Mustangs lose out on championship

Published 10:28 am Wednesday, November 17, 2010

FRANKLIN—The Holland Razorbacks defeated the Franklin Mustangs 14-0 Monday to win their first Franklin-Southampton Youth Football League championship in 16 years.

Holland Razorback Shuan Faulk attempts to break a tackle from a Franklin defender during one of his 18 rushes on Monday evening. Holland defeated Franklin 14-0 to win the Franklin-Southampton Youth Football League championship. -- Andrew Faison | Tidewater News

“It’s been a long time since we have won the championship,” said Razorbacks Head Coach David Bryant. “And I am liking it. I’m liking it right now.”

Shuan Faulk, who rushed the ball 18 times for 193 yards and scored both of Holland’s two touchdowns, led the Razorbacks.

“I have a good bunch of boys,” said Bryant. “And they played their hearts out.”

With 6:14 left in the second quarter, Holland scored off a 40-yard run by Faulk. The extra point attempt by Faulk was also good.

“Holland is an excellent football team,” said Mustangs Head Coach Rob Carter. “They deserve what they got this year. Sometimes you run up against a Juggernaut, and we ran up against one tonight; they’re a good football team.”

The Mustangs came out to begin the second half by recovering an onside kick, but were unable to capitalize on the momentum shift and were forced to punt the ball away.

“It was a good game,” said Bryant. “They (Franklin) played a really good game. They played a lot better game than we anticipated. They always have a good team. They are always here. I am just proud to say that we took it.”

The Razorbacks’ next drive ate up the clock, ending when Faulk scored off a 2-yard run with 5:49 left to play in the game. The extra point attempt by Faulk was also good.

“It was a good season and I am looking forward to next season,” said Carter. “This is what the good Lord put me here for — to spend time with these kids.”

“We are just looking forward to next year,” said Bryant. “Maybe we can take it (the championship) back again.”