FRANKFORT — Coach Craig Foley called Frankfort's season-opening football game Friday "very unimpressive."
His quarterback, Dylan Quinn, vowed that the Panthers will be "a different team" for next week's contest against Spencer County.
All this after — yikes! — a 52-0 victory over Paris.
"We had a lot of stupid mistakes, (such as) too many men on the field," Foley said after 12 flags cost the Panthers 100 yards and a couple of touchdowns. "There were some aggressive penalties on the downfield blocking, but they were still bonehead plays."
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Quinn passed for one touchdown and ran for another.
"For the first game, we played pretty good, but there's still a lot of mistakes to work on," he said. "We kind of wanted to get the first-game jitters out, and I think we got them out."
Frankfort, 11-2 and a Class A state quarterfinalist last year, led 14-0 and 22-0 at intermission.
Quinn opened the scoring on a 5-yard pass to Evan Wright. Soon after, Marcus Washington tallied on a 42-yard interception return.
"It looked like a broken play for a minute," Wright said of his score. "I found a gap. He threw a good ball. I caught it. That's all it was."
A second-quarter safety and Quinn's 10-yard touchdown run made it 22-0 at intermission.
Paris, off to an 0-2 start after going 3-8 last year, never got inside the Frankfort 30-yard line.
About the only mishap for the Panthers came when speedy back Quan Weaver left because of a right leg injury early in the second quarter. Foley said a meniscus tear is suspected, but that won't be known until Weaver undergoes an MRI test.
Jeff Dunmire caused the interception that Washington scored on, wrapping up quarterback Cody Maggard as he threw.
The Panthers made it 29-0 in the third quarter as Joseph Morgan returned a fumble 17 yards to the end zone. On the previous play, Morgan sacked Maggard for a 6-yard loss.
Dunmire's 50-yard touchdown burst up the middle in the first half-minute of the fourth quarter made it 36-0. The score came on the first play after Ryan Reed intercepted a middle-screen pass and returned it 11 yards.
With reserves playing on both sides, Tim Davis added a 15-yard TD run and Kaleb Leach had a 55-yarder, sandwiched around another safety.
Weaver, Dunmire and Leach all topped 50 rushing yards, helping the Panthers to a 273-19 landslide.
Frankfort 52, Paris 0
Paris 0 0 0 0— 0
Frankfort 14 8 7 18—52
F—Evan Wright 5 pass from Dylan Quinn (run failed); F—Marcus Washington 42 interception return (Quan Weaver run); F—Safety (high punt snap through end zone); F—Quinn 10 run (pass failed); F—Joseph Morgan 17 fumble return (Kent Rawlings kick); F—Jeff Dunmire 50 run (Rawlings kick); F—Tim Davis 15 run (run failed); F—Safety (tackle in end zone); F—Kaleb Leach 55 run (Morgan run).
First downs 5 13
Rushes-yards 28-19 33-273
Passing yards 23 53
Pass comp.-att.-int. 7-23-3 3-7-0
Fumbles-lost 2-1 2-1
Penalties-yards 5-45 12-100
Punts-average 4-38.5 3-39.3