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Lion quarterback Osiris Ross scores for HCMS. / September 04, 2017
The Halifax County Middle School football team dropped a frustrating 21-14 loss to Franklin Middle at home Wednesday.

The Lions play again Wednesday at home against Fieldale-Collinsville.

Halifax led early but could not contain Franklin County.

Halifax scored on its first possession on a quarterback sneak, with Osiris Ross executing the play. Halifax led 6-0.

Halifax scored again in the third period, as Montreal Claiborne scampered in from ten yards out.

Halifax took the lead after a two-point conversion by Mikyler Smalls, 14-13.

Franklin scored on its ensuing drive, after a sustained push. Franklin County also had a two-point conversion and led 21-14.

Neither team scored in the final period.

Saeed Buster carried the ball nine times for 75 yards to lead the Lions.

Coach LeVar Medley expressed disappointment with the outcome, but he remained positive despite the opening night defeat.

“The kids played hard. They didn’t give up. They kept their heads in the game. They stayed focused trying to win the game.

Halifax made a valiant comeback effort late, but fell short.

“Very proud of the way they responded to adversity,” said Medley.

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