Franklin was just what the doctor ordered for Elbert’s red zone malaise.
Elbert discovered fast runners and fierce competition in its first region cross country meet last week.
The Granite City ladies placed third while the men finished in sixth place.
Red zone misery caught up to Elbert County Friday night as Madison County utilized three fourth quarter special team plays to upset the host 17-15.
Elbert utilized 10 ball carriers in its 21-7 mistake-riddled victory over Washington-Wilkes Friday night, but the Blue Devils lost one in Tigers Stadium.
For the first time in 72 years, the Elbert-Hart contest failed to crown a winner, and the two teams walked out of the newly remodeled Herndon Stadium tied 13 apiece.