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Mangham dropped its first game of the season as the Class 1A Dragons fell to 3A Sterlington 35-13 Friday in Mangham.

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Franklin Parish head football coach Sonny Nason makes no bones about it. His Patriot team was overmatched going into its Friday’s contest at Lake Charles College Prep Friday.

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Mangham High School offensive lineman Antonio Bell picked up a loose fumble at the Oak Grove 1-yard line and carried it the end zone to give Mangham a 27-23 upset win over the two-time defending Class A state champion Tigers Friday in Oak Grove.

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Franklin Academy varsity dropped their second contest of the season 38-6  to last year’s state runner-up Tallulah Academy.

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The friendly barbs flew around the annual Bayou Jamb presser once again, as coaches took the opportunity to promote their programs and players while also acknowledging the difficulties of navigating a football season while dealing with COVID-19. 

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The rain Monday could not dampen the spirits of Franklin Parish head coach Sonny Nason, who welcomed his 2021 Patriot football team for the first day of fall drills.

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Franklin Parish head coach Sonny Nason has completed his coaching staff as the Patriots begin practicing for the 2021 football season on Monday.

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Franklin Parish head football coach Sonny Nason said his offseason workout program has been going very well.

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Franklin Parish football coach Sonny Nason announced that summer workouts will begin Monday at 10 a.m. at the school.

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Franklin Parish High’s football team will skip spring practice and start a week early in August for Fall drills.

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Mangham senior quarterback Kaleb Pleasant was named Most Valuable Player of District 2-2A, while senior linebacker Joe Williams was named Defensive MVP.

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Two years after not making the playoffs, the Mangham High Dragons are one game away from playing for a Class 2A state championship.

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Mangham High used a balanced offense and stingy defense to defeat Port Allen 35-19 Thursday in Mangham in a Class 2A quarterfinal contest.

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Down 20-0 to Kentwood on the road in the second quarter of its Class 2A Regional contest, Mangham head coach Scott Wilcher told his Dragon team not to panic, there was plenty of time left, keep its composure and just keep playing.

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After enduring what Mangham head coach Scott Wilcher called one of the craziest five or six minutes he had ever been around, the Dragon football team rolled past Madison 55-18 to advance to the second round of the Class 2A playoffs.

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Mangham High faces a familiar opponent in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs at the No. 2 Dragons welcome No. 21 Madison to Mangham after defeating the Jaguars 42-10 in Tallulah Friday.

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Mangham High head football coach Scott Wilcher said his team would have to match Ferriday's energy, speed and physicality  to have a chance for a win at Melz Field Friday in Ferriday

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BRYCE CURTIS and the Franklin Parish High School football team wait for action at a home game. (Sun photo by Monica Huff)

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After a delay of nearly two hours, Mangham High took care of business, defeating Rayville 40-6 Friday night in Ravyille to improve to 4-0 on the season, and 2-0 in District 2-2A.

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Union super sophomore running back Trey Holley rushed for 181 yards on 10 carries and three touchdowns to lead the Farmers past Franklin Parish 46-12 in Farmerville Friday.

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FRANKLIN PARISH PATRIOT defense was stingy Thursday night as they held LaSalle to just six points while the offense racked up 32 points led by quarterback Bryce Curtis. (Sun photo by Monica Huff)

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The only thing sweeter than hearing that his team could have contact was Franklin Parish head football coach Sonny Nason hearing the sounding of popping pads Thursday at practice.

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Franklin Parish head football coach Sonny Nason spent Friday night watching his former team — Crossett High in Arkansas — play a game in northeast Arkansas. He also watched other high school games in Texas and Mississippi.

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FRANKLIN PARISH Patriot Coach Rob Perry walks his players through flipping tires Monday afternoon. The Patriot team currently is running through conditioning and working in the weight room to prepare for the upcoming season. (Sun photo by Monica Huff)

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Changing fall sports schedules have not been discussed during meetings by Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) executive director Eddie Bonine, according to Franklin Parish School Superintendent John Gullatt.

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A Franklin Parish assistant football coach tested positive for the coronavirus, but because the Patriots have been off for a July 4 break no one else has been affected.

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