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The Franklin Parish Patriots (3-5, 1-2 district 3-4A) will be hitting the road this Friday night as they travel to Cadeville, La. and battle district foe West Ouachita (2-6, 1-2) in a very important district contest that will certainly have any kind of playoffs hopes either school has riding on it this week.
The Patriots are coming off a 42-9 loss to likely district champion and state championship contender Neville last week.
Neville rolled up 356 yards of total offense (187 rushing, 169 passing) compared to just 115 rushing and zero yards passing for Franklin Parish.
Franklin quarterback Tyler Roberts went 0-for-3 while Neville signal caller Taylor Burch completed 10-of-15 pass attempts for 169 yards.
Noble Johnson recorded the lone Patriot touchdown with a one-yard plunge into the end zone and continues to lead the Franklin Parish rushing attack from week to week.
The Franklin Parish defense closed out the scoring with under three minutes remaining in the game with a safety following a high snap from Neville.
West Ouachita is coming off a 19-14 loss at Ruston in which West Ouachita blew a 14-0 first quarter lead in the district tilt.
West Ouachita is led by senior quarterback T.J. Murphy who completed 3-of-10 pass attempts for 123 yards including a 91 yard touchdown pass on a screen to running back Billy Minnifield in the first quarter at Ruston.
Murphy also opened the scoring on a one-yard touchdown run that would be the only points the Chiefs could muster.
Ruston rolled up 283 yards and two touchdowns rushing with most of it coming in the second half.
Quarterback Colby Johnson also passed for a four yard touchdown pass to Mario Howard in the fourth quarter to put Ruston ahead for good.