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Flyers overcome defensive mistakes in win over Rebels

Published 12:00 am Monday, September 15, 2003

Looking at the scoreboard would suggest that Franklin County head football coach Donny Walker would be pleased with his team’s 46-25 dismantling of Casey County Friday night.

But think again.

Playing in front of a packed crowd at Benny Watkins Field, the Flyers (2-1) put up a season-high 552 yards of total offense with freshman quarterback Kaelin Ammons leading the charge. But it was the defensive performance and the 26 points allowed that irritated Walker.

The Flyers defense allowed 322 yards of total offense, 273 of which came on the ground. Casey County’s senior running back Rex Delk gained the majority of those yards with gaping holes in the middle.

“We gave up more points tonight than we have the first two games combined, so we’ve got to go back to work defensively and find out what happened to the aggressiveness up front,” Walker said. “To be honest, I just don’t think our guys gave the effort that they gave last week. I think they lost a little focus, they lost a little bit of their technique and a little bit of their fundamentals, and they just made some fundamental mistakes.”

Offensively, the Flyers played their best game of the year. Ammons completed 18 of 24 passes for 355 yards and rushed 10 times for 159 yards. He also threw touchdown passes of 27,16, 82 and 26 yards.

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