Elbert fought off the fumble bug and poor execution to defeat Putnam 28-10 in Eatonton Friday night.
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.