Canes Defeat the Opp Bobcats


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Three of Flomaton’s captains heading into their 1st round game against the Opp Bobcats.

JaTe’ Vius Franklin


Friday night, November 8th, the Flomaton Hurricanes defended their state title in the first round of the playoffs against Opp. The Hurricanes had to overcome a series of events that took place Friday, but nevertheless, they got out to a strong start. 

The Hurricanes struck first with a 43 yard touchdown run by former 3A back of the year Da’Quan Johnson. Flomaton’s defense then got off the field early forcing a turnover on downs on the ensuing drive. The Hurricanes drove the ball down the field and finished the drive with a strong 5 yard touchdown run by JaTe’Vius Franklin. The two-point conversion following the touchdown was good. Continuing into the second quarter, the Hurricane defense shutout the Bobcats again forcing a punt in which the Hurricanes drive was finished off with a 27 yard touchdown run by JaTe’ Vius Franklin. Midway through the second quarter the Bobcats began to catch rhythm and scored on very long vertical route up the field; the point after was good. With the ball back in their hands, the Hurricanes used a play action pass to hit Eli Dunsford streaking up the sideline, adding another touchdown for the Hurricanes. A pick six by Nick Turner would punctuate the first half scoring with the score being 36-7. 

Into the second half, the Hurricanes opened up with the ball continuing to drive the ball down the field similar to what they did in the first half. On a second and short yardage situation, Johnson broke free along the sideline for yet another Hurricane touchdown. The Canes would go on the score three more times while the Bobcats struck twice making the final score 58-28.