"Bottom line, we're a football team that does not have the ability to stretch the field vertically in the passing game," Coach Troy Crane said. "If you can't maul people up front, you're going to struggle to move the football.
"But I'm not discouraged because I know our guys are giving us everything they've got. I can't ask for anything more out of these young men."
Koleton Nunley paced the FCHS ground attack with 100 yards on 26 carries. Layton Wells carried nine times for 38 yards; scored a pair of touchdowns on runs of one and 11 yards.
All told, Franklin County racked up 261 yards in offense while limiting Lebanon to 116 -- only 35 yards in the second half.
Lebanon senior Ethan Copas ran for 73 yards on 11 carries and scored a touchdown on a 12 yard run in the second quarter.
LHS (0-2) will go on the road next week to play at District 9AAA rival Gallatin.
RBS 39, MJ Christian 25--Red Boiling Springs improved to 2-0 on the season with a 39-25 victory at Mt. Juliet Christian's Suey Field Friday night..
The Saints (0-2) were swamped in the second quarter by 27 points from the Bulldogs. Noah Wilson led MJCA with three tochdown runs.
Friendship Christian knocked off White House Heritage 42-7 as Steven Hollis scored three TDs and A.J. Long threw for three more scores.
FCS (2-0) led 42-7 at intermission and added a touchdown late in the third to stretch the margin to 49-7 before turning the game over to the reserves.
Mt. Juliet (2-0) thumped McGavock 45-14 as fullback Contrez McCathern ran for 113 yards and three touchdowns.