SOUTH DAYTON - Franklinville (2-2) pulled away in the second half and defeated Pine Valley, 25-13, Friday in Class DD football action.
Pine Valley (0-4) looked strong on defense in the first quarter as neither team was able to muster any points.
"We played well in the first quarter," Pine Valley head coach Chris Buczek stated. "We came out with good emotions and a lot of passion."
Franklinville, however, struck first with two straight touchdowns in the second quarter to open the scoring.
The first scoring drive was capped by a 1-yard plunge by running back Jamie Griener. After Franklinville got the ball back, Griener took off for a 75-yard touchdown scamper.
Both two-point conversions failed, leaving Franklinville up 12-0.
Pine Valley put up seven points before halftime on a 13-yard touchdown pass from Dan Weaver to Bryce Jay.
Weaver led the Pine Valley offense with 86 yards on 7 of 14 passing and rushed 10 times for another 50 yards. He also led the defense with 14 tackles.
The third quarter was nearly scoreless too, but Franklinville struck on a 34-yard touchdown pass from Peter Copp to Brandon Winter in the waning moments of the stanza.
Copp carried nine times for 47 yards and was 4 of 7 for 67 yards through the air.
Griener was Franklinville's leading rusher with 143 yards on 16 carries.
Both teams found the end zone in a tightly contested fourth quarter.
First, Copp gave Franklinville a 25-7 lead with a 2-yard run, but Pine Valley answered back quickly with a 9-yard pass from Dylan Granger to Nick Sandy.