Indians get shutout in win over Lions

Stephens County starts the 2017 football season with a resounding win over an archrival.
Friday night at the Reservation, the Indians shut out the Franklin County Lions, 28-0, in non-region play.
“It was a good first game,” said Indians’ Head Coach Frank Barden. “It is early, but we are trying to get better every day. I am proud of the kids. They came out and played hard. We have a big one this coming week.”
All of the Indians’ points came in the first half.
Kole Rogers started the scoring in the first half with a fumble recovery return for a touchdown to make it 7-0.
The Indians then scored 21 points in the second quarter.
Those points came on touchdown runs of 10 yards from Tracy Lowery and two yards from Hassan Brown along with a 19-yard touchdown pass from Jackson Bell to Kamon Taylor.
It was all defense from then on as the Indians kept the Lions off of the scoreboard, forcing a total of 5 turnovers for the game.
Stephens County will stay home this Friday night, hosting the Rabun County Wildcats in a battle of 1-0 teams. Rabun County beat Mt. Pisgah Christian, 62-21, on Friday night behind four total touchdowns from quarterback Bailey Fisher.
Meanwhile, Franklin County falls to 0-2 on the year and will take this Friday off before hosting Habersham Central on September 8.
Player awards for the Stephens County game were as follows:
Stephens County Farm Bureau Player of the Game – Kole Rogers
Hart EMC Lineman of the Game – Isaiah Crawford
X-Factor Sub of the Game – Isaiah Tate
First Baptist Church Spirit Award – MJ Jones