There are many ways to dominate a game. In fact, one of the only traditional requirements for a player to dominate a game is that he gets his hands on the ball plenty of times.
Incredibly, Dallas (Texas) South Oak Cliff High running back Paul Franklin managed to manhandle Dallas (Texas) Adamson High on Friday, and he did it with a truly minimal amount of time on the ball. In South Oak Cliff's 56-0 victory, Franklin -- who has been recruited by a handful of Big 12 schools and a handful of other mid-major programs -- touched the ball exactly five times. Almost unbelievably, every single time he was handed the football, he scored.
As reported by the Dallas Morning News' Mark Dent, Franklin's five touchdowns came from a full range of distances. His first score was a plunge in from just a yard out, while his final score came on a 76-yard run. In between those scores, he found the end zone from 25, 89 and 9 yards out.
Put them all together, and Franklin really did have five touchdowns on five touches in what has to stand as one of the most devastatingly efficient performances anywhere in the country in 2011. His five carries totaled 200 yards, giving him an incredible average of 40 yards per touch.
That's right, 40 yards and a touchdown every time he got the ball. Pretty hard to beat, wouldn't you say? That's true both of Franklin -- who the Morning News reported is averaging more than 10 yards per carry -- and South Oak Cliff, so long as Franklin gets at least two or three carries every game.
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