Tigers top Broncos 36-8 in Sussex

Published 4:34 pm Friday, October 27, 2023

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Franklin High School’s varsity football team experienced a lopsided road loss on Friday, Oct. 20, but it will aim to create some momentum for the playoffs with its two remaining regular season games.

The Broncos visited Sussex Central High School on Oct. 20. The Tigers were riding a six-game winning streak and were coming off a bye, and they improved to 7-1 by defeating Franklin 36-8.

“Tough loss to a good football team,” Broncos Head Coach Lamont Hill said. “We didn’t execute as well as we needed to.”

Hill was candid in assessing the specifics of why the Tigers were able to drop Franklin to 4-4 overall and 3-2 in the Tri-Rivers District.

“They were more physical,” he said. “They wanted it more. They have a group of seniors that really lead their team.”

The individual standout on the night for the Broncos was freshman Mykel Jordan-Williams, who returned a kickoff 81 yards for a touchdown.

Franklin (4-4) concludes the regular season with back-to-back home games, facing Greensville County High School (4-3) on Friday, Oct. 27, and Southampton High School (3-5) on Friday, Nov. 3. Both games are set for 7 p.m.

“As of now it appears that we will finish somewhere between fourth (to) sixth place in the playoff race, which would mean either a home game or we’ll be on the road,” Hill said. “Obviously we would love to finish the regular season winning the last two games to have some momentum going into the playoffs.”