Flyers run past West Jessamine

By SUSAN RIDDELL State Journal Sports Writer Published:

The Franklin County Flyers showed they have more than just quarterback Kaelin Ammons on offense in a 27-7 win over West Jessamine Friday night at Benny Watkins Field.

The Flyers got production from several players, most notably junior Randy Mengel, and the defense turned in its share of big plays, as well, as FCHS got a big district win on homecoming night.

"We've talked about team unity and team effort, and that's what we had tonight," said Mengel, who rushed for a career high 153 yards on just 10 carries.

Franklin County is now 4-2 and more importantly 2-1 in district play. The Colts fall to 2-4, 1-2.

Ammons still turned in a great night for Franklin County, getting his team off to a 21-0 start just minutes into the second period. Ammons finished with 137 yards passing, including eight consecutive completions at one point. He ran for 57 yards and a score, and threw for another one.

"We've run Kaelin so much, we knew other teams were going to start trying to take him out of the offense," FCHS coach Donny walker said. "Once the game started all bets were off and we were going to go with what was working, and all of our backs had some big runs tonight.

"Randy ran a lot harder tonight," Walker added. "This was his best game both offensively and defensively."

On its second series, Franklin County scored on a one-yard touchdown run by Brad King, who helped set up the score the play before when he hauled in a 34-yard pass from Ammons, who completed the pass under heavy pressure.

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