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Franklin Parish - 2013 Schedule & Notes

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Franklin Parish – 2013 Schedule

Date

Opponent

 

Home/Away

9/6/13

Alexandria

 

H

9/13/13

West Feliciana

 

A

9/20/13

Airline

 

H

9/27/13

Oak Grove

 

H

10/4/13

Haynesville

 

A

10/11/13

Neville

 

A

10/18/13

Bastrop

 

H

10/25/13

West Ouachita

 

A

11/1/13

(OPEN)

 

 

11/8/13

Wossman

 

H

 

Notes about the Franklin Parish Patirots

They Move the Chains: The Patriots return five starters on offense to run their Wing T/Spread Option. Senior Jordan Newton takes over at QB replacing three year starter Steve Williams. Senior running back Marcus Bingham ran for 950 yards last season. Coach Barry Sebren says he's a balanced runner who can patiently wait for his blocks to develop and then explode through the defense. Johnny Bell and Demetric Rollins will split time at wide receiver.

Blitz Patrol: Franklin Parish returns two starters from last year's defense. Senior defensive tackle Russell Majors and defensive back Jordan Jeter will provide leadership so the rest of the defense can mature quickly. Senior defensive tackle Tyler Spears anchors the run defense.

Cleats to Fill: The Patriots have to replace safety Rico Beckwith who was a force in the secondary. Senior safety DeMarcus Banks saw some action last season when Rico was out. Linebacker Lorenzo Smith is also another big pair of shoes to replace as he was the leader of their defense last season. Junior DeAndre McCarthy looks like an athletic linebacker who is will be up to the challenge.

Unsung Hero: (6-1, 165) Senior quarterback Jordan Newton is taller than last year's starter Steve Williams so he can see over the offensive line much better. He has a good arm from being a starting pitcher on the baseball team.

Ace Watch: Marcus Bingham is the leader in the backfield for the Patriots with former ace Deion White gone. If he can pickup key blocks up front from players like senior center Malik Swayzer and offensive tackle Henry Hardin, Bingham will race away with a t-shirt.

Must-See Matchup: Week 3 at home vs. Airline is a game the fans won't want to miss. Coach Sebren says this game will be a good measuring stick for his team. With showdowns against district rivals Bastrop and Neville on the horizon, Franklin Parish needs to be tested against a quality program like Airline. If the Patriots can play with or beat Airline the Patriots confidence will soar.

Postseason Prospects: The Patriots were 9-3 last season and they lost in the 2nd round to Vanderbilt Catholic. Coach Sebren says if the team can throw the ball better this season, they'll have a better chance to win. In the lost to Vanderbilt Catholi,c he says there were plenty of big play opportunities they didn't take advantage of. He says, "Having separate divisions---select and non-select---gives us a fair shot in the playoffs this season. There's a reason we voted the way we did."

Coach Talk: "People criticized us for not playing a tough schedule in the past, well now the fans got it. " — Franklin Parish Coach Barry Sebren

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