FP ends season at Patriot Stadium

PATRIOT GREG BAILEY takes a tumble against Minden Friday night. FP came up short against the northwest Louisiana team 60-26. (Sun photo by Monica Huff)

Franklin Parish saw its season come to an end at the hands of Minden High and its electric running back Lieric Robinson as the Crimson Tide rolled to a 60-26 win over the Patriots in Winnsboro Friday.

"He's pretty darn good," said Franklin Parish head coach Whitney McCartney. "But we made some adjustments and shut him down in the third quarter. We got within a one score game after Jadarius Mosley returned a kickoff for a touchdown and Terrell Richardson scored on a long run."

The Patriots finished the season at 2-8 and No. 37 in the Class 4A power rankings. The top 32 teams advance to the playoffs.

Robinson ran for 209 yards on 21 carries, scoring a school record six touchdowns. He has scored 11 touchdowns in his last two games.

Minden quarterback Trenton McLaughlin was 11-for-15 in another efficient game for the junior. He finished with 157 yards and one touchdown pass without turning the ball over.

McLaughlin’s favorite target, once again, was Seth Johnson, who caught six passes for 106 yards and one touchdown. Parker Hall caught three passes for 36 yards.

Minden will play at DeRidder on Friday With a win over DeRidder, the Tide would most likely get another showdown with No. 2 Neville.

McCartney said his team fought hard despite entering the Minden game with a 2-7 record.

"That was exciting for me to see," he said. "We learned a lot from this year, and some things we'll have to do different. We are very appreciative of all the support we received this year. I'm anxious to get started for next year."

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