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Franklin Academy coach Doyle Hassell said the open date came at a good time for his Cougar football team.
Franklin was scheduled to play Kemper Academy, but that game was cancelled just before the season started.
"We had a chance to get some nicks and bruises healed and also some people well from sickness we have going around," Hassell said.
The bad news for Hassell is that senior Drew Guice is undergoing knee surgery Wednesday, while freshman Brady Moroni is have knee surgery next week.
Franklin travels to Hinds County to face Rebul Academy Friday.
Franklin defeated Rebul 36-14 in Winnsboro last month.
Colton Monnin rushed for 79 yards on 11 carries and completed 8-of-13 passes for 128 yards in that game.
"Rebul can run and throw the footbal and they've won their last two games so they are on a roll right now," Hassell said. "It's going to be tougher over there."
Franklin's junior varsity team is 3-0, defeating Claiborne 44-0, outscoring Union Christian 60-20 and downing Riverdale 36-32.
"We're only able to use some of the kids for a half because we need them for varsity," Hassell said. "We're going to try and get a winning streak started this Friday wtih a our varsity. We just need to go out and not make any mistakes and play our kind of football."