FHS Football Warriors Fall To Phillipsburg In Home Opener, 42-7

Sophmore Tahj Hyman works around a Phillipsburg defender in the Warriors’ home opener Sept. 13.

The Franklin High School football Warriors lost their home opener Sept. 13, 42-7, but they did draw some blood from their opponent in the process.

The touchdown scored by senior Donnele McQuilla represented the first points scored against the Phillipsburg Stateliners after the Liners had racked up 82 points against their opponents.

With about 2:48 left in the first half and the Warriors set up on their own 39 yard line after a pass interference call against the Liners gave them a first down, quarterback Kevon Gordon evaded closing defenders and fired a short screen pass to McQuilla.

McQuilla shot between two Liners defenders before turning on the jets for a 61-yard touchdown run.

That made the score 28-7, and would be the closest the Warriors came to the visitors.

With the loss, the Warriors drop to 0-2. Their next game is at Hillsborough on Sept. 20.

Here are some scenes from the evening:

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