Bulldogs' football gets 13 on post-season All-District list

by Sean Dunlap

Thirteen Franklin County High School varsity football players picked up post-season recognition for their efforts during the recently completed gridiron season.

Six players — JaMarlin Green, Parker Marcengill, Jamal Coleman, Tyrese O’Neal, Donovan Moore and Keyundre Felton — earned first-team nods.

Zuccaro Blackmore, Amarion Wilson and Re’Shon Baker were selected to the second-team list.

Bradley Washington, Ross O’Quinn, Ramontae Cameron and Larry Pernell were named as honorable mentions to the listings.

“I’m very proud of and for these 13 guys who were well deserving of the recognition,” FCHS Head Football Coach B.J. Smithhart said.

“Eight of those on this list will likely return to the line-up next season, and I think that bodes well for us in terms of talent and experience.

“The remainder on the list are seniors that really contributed a great deal to our program in terms of athleticism and leadership. We’re appreciative for all that they have done for us and we’ll miss them.”



Green saw considerable amounts of time on both sides of the football for the Bulldogs.

On offense, Green rushed for 267 yards on 85 carries while making 19 catches for 379 yards.

In his time at quarterback, Green had a 14-54-2 throwing effort for 177 passing yards.

Defensively, he had 64 tackles, two interceptions, two fumble recoveries, one sack and one pass breakup.

Marcengill collected 336 yards on 68 carries from the tailback position and had one reception for four yards.

On defense, Marcengill recorded 45 tackles and a sack for the Bulldogs.

Coleman had nine pass receptions for 118 yards; was 2-3-0 in passing for 58 yards; and rushed once for -12 yards.

He accounted for 41 tackles, an interception and a pass breakup.

O’Neal gained 199 yards on 66 carries and had two pass receptions for 21 yards while playing offense.

He also had 47 tackles, two sacks and one fumble recovery as part of the defense.

Moore picked up 196 yards on 17 pass receptions for FC and rushed twice for one yard on the ground.

Defensively, Moore had 24 tackles, three interceptions, two fumble recoveries and a pass breakup.

Felton gained 57 yards on three carries on offense and finished with 49 tackles and two sacks on defense.



Blackmore accounted for 29 tackles on the season while also getting an interception and pass breakup.

Wilson was credited with 18 tackles and a pair of fumble recoveries.

Baker gained 333 yards on 17 pass receptions. On defense, he had 21 tackles, five pass breakups, an interception and a fumble recovery.



Washington gained 49 yards on seven pass receptions and rushed once for 12 yards for the Bulldogs.

He also had five tackles on the season.

O’Quinn wrapped up the campaign with 17 tackles.

Cameron recorded 38 tackles and had a sack.

Pernell finished with 20 tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery.

All-District players are chosen by coaches in the 7-3A divisional ranks, which included Franklin County, Jefferson County, Port Gibson, Tylertown and Wilkinson County.

FC finished its 2021 football season with a 3-7 overall mark, as the No. 2 seed coming out of the district play and competed at home in the first round of 3A playoffs.