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|Turnovers trip up Patriots|
A triple dose of turnovers spelled disaster for the Franklin Parish Patriots on Friday night as Rayville left Winnsboro with a 38-6 victory.
Franklin Parish (0-3) fumbled the ball on their first possession and Rayvilleís Quinton Griffin scooped it up and rumbled 15 yards for the gameís first score. Rayville led 6-0 after the failed PAT.
Quarterback LaQuinton Lawson found LSU commitment Kenny Bell deep in the endzone on the next series for a 22-yard touchdown strike to give Rayville the 12-0 advantage.
The Patriots got on the board following the Bell score when running back Tony Shaw broke free on a 39-yard run to cut the Rayville lead to 18-6 after one quarter of action.
Rayville (3-1) put the game out of reach in the second quarter with another Bell touchdown catch from another Lawson pass. The second score covered 57 yards and was surrounded by another pair of critical Patriot turnovers.
Lawson had a hand in four touchdowns on the night. He added a pair of touchdown runs in the fourth quarter to his big night passing the football.
Lawson was 16-of-24 for 260 yards a two touchdowns through the air. The junior signal caller also ran for 74 yards and two touchdowns on just eight carries.
The offense never got it all together for FPHS because of four turnovers and a big pass rush from Rayville
Quarterback Sidney McMillan was a mere 1-of-7 for minus-7 yards passing on the night. Shaw finished with 49 yards rushing and Adrian Garner came through with 61 yards on the ground for Franklin Parish.
Independence High, a 3-A power of the Baton Rouge area will storm into Patriots Stadium this Friday night riding a two game winning streak.
The Tigers beat Class 4-A Salmen by a score of 25-20 last week. Franklin Parish will work on sustaining drives and not turning the ball over agaist Independence with kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m.