Franklin Home Page news reports Franklin bounced back from its season-opening loss, giving head coach Donnie Webb his first win at the helm, 27-17 over the Hendersonville Commandos.
The Franklin Rebels bounced back from their season-opening loss to Siegel, giving head coach Donnie Webb his first win at the helm, 27-17 over the host Hendersonville Commandos.
Colton Morrison rushed for 206 yards and three touchdowns on just 15 carries for FHS (1-1). Sophomore quarterback Joe Critchlow threw for another score.
“It’s about us . . . we played with a little bit more intensity in the first half,” Webb said. “We came out and obviously, with a young football team last week we had to play right off the bat and it kind of stuck us in the foot and we didn’t respond as well.”
After Hendersonville scored a field goal, Morrison broke loose on a 91-yard TD run for the Rebels, who have Colton Black and Yameek Woods out with injuries. He then added a 62-yard burst for a 13-3 lead.
Critchlow found backup running back Kenneth Garrett on a 48-yard pass play to make it 20-3 at the half.
Hendersonville pulled within 20-10 in the third quarter on Cameron Turner’s 44-yard rushing TD, but Morrison added a 24-yard scoring run in the fourth.
“It just gives our kids [confidence] to know that they’ve got good coaches and good assistant coaches that work hard,” Webb said. “And it gives them a chance to believe in what we’re trying to do, and it’s just about us and we just need to try to get better each week.
“I was just so proud of the seniors and the coaching staff to bounce back with a good victory.”