The Franklin County came in to Friday’s regular season finale upset-minded, but Jefferson County scored in a variety ways Friday night in derailing the Bulldogs 44-6 in Fayette.
The Bulldogs (2-8, 1-3) came out strong against the rival Tigers, taking a 6-0 lead on a 12-yard touchdown strike from Trent Tindle to Tony Norman.
Franklin High carried the lead into the second quarter before Jefferson County finally got into its groove.
The Tigers (6-4, 4-0) erupted for 30 points in the quarter alone, including a 21 yard pick-6 by Javarous Austin.
Jefferson County QB Marquis Smith accounted for three touchdowns, one in the air and two on the ground.
His lone passing touchdown came seconds before halftime to wideout Kendrick January from 33 yards out.
The Tigers led 30-6 at intermission.
In the second half, Jefferson County added two more touchdowns for the final margin as they substituted freely.
The Tigers finished as Region 7-3A champions and will face an upstart Magee team in the 1st round of the playoffs, this Friday.
Despite the loss, Franklin County will also compete in the post season. The Bulldogs travel to 3A No. 1 ranked Columbia (10-0).

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