The Franklin Indians didn't have a good outing in their first game of the season against McDonogh. At one point during that game, the Indians trailed 21-2.
Against Perry Hall they were the dominant team.
After both teams traded touchdowns to begin the game, the Indians would score 34-unanswered points, defeating the Gators 40-12.
The Indians struggled to get Steven Smothers the ball against McDonogh but this time the future Mountaineer tallied up 215 total yards and scored 2 Tds. Smothers took a simple read option play 93-yards for a touchdown; his other touchdown came from a jumpball he caught over a Perry Hall defender that was taller than him. It's safe to say the Indians' coaching staff figure out how to get Smothers the ball.
Kareem Felder, the other speed demon on for Franklin, also had a much better night. He returned a kickoff 80-yards on the possession before Smothers big run. Felder, more known to be a defensive back, showed that he can also make things happen with the ball with his speed and elusiveness.
Damon Hazelton also scored a TD in the first half that gave the Indians the lead 13-6 and opened the floodgates.
Quarterback, Jimmy Lahay, had a good night showing much better accuracy and play-making ability. Watching the Indians this game made me realize that they were not ready mentally to play McDonogh because the skills are definitely. They have play-makers all over the field and are 2-3 players deep at each position.
I was surprised to see this game turn out the way it did. I expected a close hard fought game but Perry Hall could not match Franklin's energy level.
Next for the Indians is the Woodlawn Warriors at home Friday Night. I expect that to be a good one.