by Jonathan McNamara
FRANKLINTON — The Red Rams won a physical game Aug. 23, against a tough Goldsboro team.
“Goldsboro is a very talented team. I was proud of our team, the way they competed throughout the game,” head coach Jeremy Buck said after the game.
Goldsboro surprised Franklinton with their speedy offense scoring and setting the pace of the first half. Fortunately, Franklinton’s defense was able to make some key stops late keeping the them in contention.
Red Rams starting quarterback, Daquan Neal, went 9-16 for 183 yards with two touchdowns. Neal also added a 68 yards and a touchdown on the ground.
Travon Judkins and Mike Waverly each caught two passes that found their way to the end zone.
The start of the second half changed the momentum of the game in Franklinton’s favor. Rondez Taylor opened the half with an 80-yard kick off return for a touchdown.
The Red Rams defense made significant changes to hold off the Cougars and find their way to a 29-20 win.
“We have a long way to go, but I think our players realize what we need to do to get better, so we can consistently compete,” Buck added.
Buck and the Red Rams will be back in action at Louisburg High, Friday at 7:30 p.m.