Franklin 58, Greensville County 10
Corey Porter ran for two touchdowns and returned an interception for another as Franklin (7-1) showed why it’s No. 1 in Group 1A East, breezing past Greensville County 58-10 at Armory Field.
Marcus Stephens carried seven times for 136 yards and two touchdowns, and Porter needed just five carries to gain 115. The Broncos outgained the Eagles 392 yards to 77 on the ground in a game that included just nine passes.
Angel Padilla kicked a field goal and was 7-for-8 on PAT attempts for Franklin, whose other touchdowns came from Latrell Lane, Terry Warren and Darrien Duck.
Naquan Jordan had six carries for 47 yards, including a 24-yard run in the first quarter for the only TD for the Eagles (1-7). They started the week just 22nd in 2A East, six below the playoff cut.
Greensville Co. 7 3 0 0 -- 10
Franklin 28 7 20 3 -- 58
F: Marcus Stephens 3 run (Angel Padilla kick)
F: Latrell Lane 36 run (Padilla kick)
F: Terry Warren 25 run (Padilla kick)
GC: Naquan Jordan 24 run (Noah Butler kick)
F: Corey Porter 36 run (Padilla kick)
F: Darrien Duck 76 pass from Laquadric Pittman (Padilla kick)
GC: FG Butler 32
F: Stephens 80 run (Padilla kick)
F: Porter 67 run (kick blocked)
F: Porter 50 interception return (Padilla kick)
F: FG Padilla 21
TEAM STATS GC / Fra
First downs 13 / 16
Rushes-yards 43-77 / 28-392
Passing yards 24 / 86
Comp-Att-Int 1-5-2 / 3-4-0
Punts-avg. 5-36 / 0-0
Penalties-yards 7-46 / 11-111
Fumbles-lost 2-1 / 7-2
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy 58, Trinity Episcopal 29
David Gough ran for 167 yards on 15 carries and scored three touchdowns and Jackson DeMello threw three scoring passes in the Saints’ victory over the Titans in Richmond.
Gough scored on runs of 5, 44 and 13 yards.
Addison Peak also ran for 167 yards on 17 attempts for Nansemond-Suffolk Academy.
NSA 14,14,16,14 — 58
Trinity Episcopal 14,0,7,8 — 29
TE: Jasper 10 run (Will kick)
NSA: Giles 7 run (run failed)
NSA: Giles 7 run (Gough run)
TE: Dorsey 58 pass from Roberson (Will kick)
NSA: Gough 5 run (Giles run)
NSA: Moore 11 pass from DeMello (run failed)
NSA: Lepore 7 pass from DeMello (Willis run)
NSA: Gough 44 run (Mobley pass from Gough)
TE: Freudenthal 70 kickoff return (Will kick)
NSA: Gough 13 run (DeMello run)
TE: Atkins 70 kickoff return (Roberson run)
NSA: Mobley 40 pass from DeMello (pass failed)
TEAM STATS NSA TE
First downs 21 18
Rushes-yards 49-415 28-36
Passing yards 99 288
Comp-Att-Int 6-14-1 18-33-1
Punts-avg. 4-26.5 2-33.5
Penalties-yards 12-87 6-50
Fumbles-lost 1-1 3-3
On a night when King William (6-2) honored its former coach Roger Brookes, the current Cavaliers pounded Middlesex 51-0. The Chargers fell to 5-3.
King William (6-2), which began the evening seventh in Group 2A East, improved its chances of gaining a first-round home game. Middlesex (5-3) began the night 11th in 1A East.
The Cavaliers are naming their stadium in Central Garage after Brookes, a longtime coach who took them to a state championship. ...
Surry County earned a key victory in its hopes to gain home-field advantage in the first round of the playoffs, upending Park View 24-22 in a Tri-Rivers District game in Dendron.
The Cougars (6-2) began the night 10th in Group 1A East, while the Dragons of South Hill were seventh in 3A East. ...
Brunswick (6-2) registered an eye-opening 42-6 victory over Sussex Central (5-3) in a Tri-Rivers District matchup in Lawrenceville.
The Bulldogs (6-2) started the evening third in 2A East, while the Tigers — who have been slumping lately after an outstanding start — fell to 5-3. Sussex entered the week seventh in 1A East. ...
Southampton’s rebuilding team gained its second victory against six losses, prevailing 20-12 at Tri-Rivers foe Windsor (1-7). Both teams started the week just 24th and needing to climb eight spots to make their respective playoffs — the Indians in 3A East and the Dukes in 2A East. ...
Charles City (1-7) beat winless host King and Queen Central 28-22 and — believe it or not — possibly climbed into playoff contention at 1-7.
The Panthers started the night 18th in 1A East, just two spots below where they need to get to extend their season beyond 10 games. The Royal Tigers, who are last among 1A East’s 20 teams, fell to 0-8. ...
Quantico, a school at a Marine base in Northern Virginia, won 35-26 at Hampton Christian.