Broncos aim to bounce back against Indians

Published 5:33 pm Thursday, November 2, 2023

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By Frank A. Davis and Titus Mohler

The Greensville County High School varsity football team brought its “A” game to Franklin on Friday, Oct. 27, and very easily won its showdown against Franklin High School with a score of 44-6. 

Playing at Armory Field, the visiting Eagles were unstoppable as they scored at will either by passing or running the football. 

The Broncos extended extra help to Greensville County as they fumbled a few times, were picked off and were penalized excessively during the game. The Broncos offense just could not get cranked up. 

The home team’s only score came late in the third quarter as junior quarterback Altavis Turner connected with senior wide receiver Chaevon Torrance for a touchdown pass.

Franklin Head Coach Lamont Hill had much praise for his coaching staff and the young players on the team, but he also frankly addressed the result against Greensville County.

“We lost a tough one tonight,” he said Friday. “We came out and could not execute. We had many penalties that hurt us a lot. But overall, we just didn’t play well at all. We just have to make sure that next week we come out and execute better to match the intensity of the team that we will be playing.”

At 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, the Broncos (4-5) will host Southampton High School (4-5) in both teams’ regular-season finale. The Indians have put together a three-game winning streak and are fresh off a 49-0 road win over Windsor High School (2-8).

Hill said Franklin’s berth in the Region 1B Tournament has been secured.

“If I’m correct we should finish no worse than fifth in Region 1B (seeding), which would put us on the road in the first round,” he stated Monday, Oct. 30. “Regardless of this week’s outcome, we are playing next week. Naturally we would like to get the win this Friday so we can have a little momentum going into the playoffs.”