Blue Devils outscored at Franklin County

Lebanon couldn't get the tying touchdown
Aug 30, 2014
Lebanon's Taye Davis runs    Evan Harris • Wincheter Herald-Chronicle


WINCHESTER -- Lebanon High School's football team doesn't have to worry about scoring points. But preventing the other team from scoring has become a major concern.
The Blue Devils stayed with host Franklin County most of the night, but couldn't get the tying touchdown and lost 47-33 on Friday.
Lebanon (0-2) has allowed 103 points in its first two games.
"We're playing hard, but we're not playing smart,"  Lebanon coach Sam Harp said. "We're playing a lot of guys who had never seen action on Friday night before last week, and we need to work on some things."
Taye Davis had a huge game for the Blue Devils, scoring four touchdowns.
He scored on a 1-yard run in the opening period and added a 56-yard scoring reception in the second. He had a 5-yard run in the third period and another 47-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter.
The last score cut Lebanon's deficit to 33-26, but Franklin County's Marce Gray had answer for the Rebels. He had five touchdowns on the night, including a 3-yard run to push the margin back to 14.
Darshan Patel got a 39-yard touchdown pass from Jarren Stewart to cut the margin back to one score with 6:38 left, but Gray capped the scoring 90 seconds later with a 35-yard run.
Gray finished with 127 yards on 16 carries. Davis had 188 yards rushing and receiving combined.
Davis' first touchdown gave Lebanon its only lead of the game, 6-3, before Kai Kinslow and Gray scored for Franklin County. 
Davis' first scoring reception cut the margin to 17-12, but after a punt pinned Lebanon on its own 1, Davis was tackled in the end zone for a safety.
The road doesn't get any easier for Lebanon, which hosts Class 5A state runner-up Hendersonville next week and then goes on the road to Lincoln County and Station Camp.
FC 47, L 33
Lebanon 6 6 7 14--33
Franklin Co. 10 9 14 14-47
First Quarter
FC--FG Kai Kinslow 27, 7:32
Leb--Taye Davis 1 run (kick failed), 2:55
FC--Kinslow 1 run (Kinslow kick), 2:17
Second Quarter
FC--Marce Gray 4 run (Kinslow kick), 6:09
Leb--Davis 56 pass from Baker (pass failed)), 4:05
FC--Safety, Davis tackled in end zone, 0:59
Third Quarter
FC--Gray 3 run (Kinslow kick), 6:58
Leb--Davis 5 run (Logan White kick), 2:17
FC--Gray 4 run (Kinslow kick)
Fourth Quarter
Leb--Davis 47 pass from Stewart (White kick), 11:48
FC--Gray 3 run (Kinslow kick)
Leb--Darshan Patel 39 pass from Stewart (White kick), 6:38
FC--Gray 35 run (Kinslow kick), 5:08
Leb FC
First downs 14 20
Rushing-Yards 27-178 36-337
Passing Yards 165 0
Passes 6-15-0 0-6-0
Punts 2-20 2-40
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-1
Penalties-Yards 2-20 3-30
RUSHING: Lebanon, Taye Davis 16-85, Baker 10-92, Joseph Taylor 1-0, Raheem Reynolds 1-1. Kinslow 7-27. Franklin County, Gray 16-127, Mike Leslie 7-38, Farris 5-2, Donovan Russell 1-3.
PASSING: Lebanon, Stewart 6-12-0-165, Jackson Gray 0-3-0-0. Franklin County, Russell 0-6-0-0.
RECEIVING: Lebanon, Taye Davis 2-103, Santana 1-8, Patel 2-50, Coty Black 1-4.



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