Franklin racks up 700 yards of offense in 63-14 rout of El Dorado

Photo by Ace Acosta/El Paso Herald Post

EL PASO, Texas – Franklin quarterback Danny Walther scored six total touchdowns as Franklin scored on five straight possessions in the first half after a slow start to roll past El Dorado 63-14 Thursday night at the SAC.

This was an interesting game in the first quarter, then a blocked field goal by Franklin sparked the Cougars who never looked back.

Franklin was leading 7-0 late in the first quarter, when El Dorado put together a nice drive deep into Cougar territory, but stalled and settled for a long field goal that would be blocked and Franklin took over.

On the very next play, Franklin’s Edwin Sutton took a handoff 63 yards to the house and Franklin wouldn’t stop there after going up two scores.

The Cougars led 42-6 at halftime and finished with 700 total yards of offense, flexing their muscle and depth.

Walther threw for 245 yards, and four touchdowns, adding two rushing touchdowns. Walther had more passing yards than El Dorado had total yards at the half.  Michael Haack had 115 yards receiving and two touchdowns, while Gabe Stonewall was active with 89 receiving yards and a highlight reel touchdown grab.

Sutton finished the night with 197 yards on the ground, leading a rush attack that ran for 455 yards on the evening.

El Dorado’s Kris Martin had a huge night catching 10 passes for 148 yards and two touchdowns, but five turnovers by El Dorado offense gave Franklin momentum that they cashed in all on it on. `

Franklin improves to 4-0 on the season, while El Dorado remains winless at 0-4.