Prairie View 46, Franklin Academy 14
WINNSBORO — Scoring on its first seven possessions, top-ranked Prairie View opened MAIS 8-man, Division 3 play with a 46-14 conquest of Franklin Academy on Friday night.
Receiving the opening kickoff, the visiting Spartans (2-0) marched 68 yards on four plays, capped by Luke Denman's 4-yard plunge.
Franklin (0-2) picked up a first down on its initial possession, but brought on the punting unit after Tyler Peters' stop in the backfield resulted in a loss of seven.
Starting from their own 39 after the punt, the Spartans went right to work. Jacob Farrar hit Woodard Mott for 27 yards to start an eight-play, 61-yard drive. Eventually, Hunter Little's 15-yard reception set up first-and-goal at the 5. Denman's 3-yard run, two plays later, doubled the Spartans' lead to 12-0.
FA cut the deficit to 12-8 on its next series, but Farrar answered with a 62-yard TD burst up the middle on the second play of Prairie View's next series.
Sully Edwards' 6-yard interception return gave the Spartans' offense a short field at the 30 on their next possession.
Four plays later, Denman ran it in from 18 yards out to put the Spartans in command 24-8.
Prairie View covered five plays on 80 yards on its final series of the half.
Denman gained 37 yards on a screen pass, then completed a 19-yard toss to Austin Carroll, paving the way for Farrar's 6-yard TD pass to Woodard. Farrar's 2-point run brought the halftime score to 32-14.
After forcing the Cougars to punt, the Spartans scored on their first play of the second half.
Taking a pass from Farrar in the left flat, Woodard cut to his right, avoided a shoestring tackle at the FA 40 and sprinted to the endzone for a 78-yard TD reception. Carroll's 2-point catch padded the margin to 40-14.
Denman's fourth touchdown run, from 10 yards out, wrapped up the scoring.
Prairie View rolled up 477 yards of total offense (277 rushing, 199 passing).
Farrar ran for 97 yards on just three carries, while Denman finished with 83 yards on nine attempts.
Farrar and Denman were a combined 7-of-8 through the air, with Woodard hauling in four passes for 122 yards and a pair of scores.
Carroll was in on 13 tackles, including a pair of stops in the backfield and a sack. Farrar was next with six stops.
Prairie View makes its home debut Friday at 7 p.m. against Tallulah Academy.