Franklin wins the Route 8 Rivalry game
Written by: Billy Splain on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
Written by Student Intern Rebecca Whitmer
Friday September 1st the Franklin Knights defeated their region Rivals the Oil City Oilers. It was the highest scoring game in the Rivalry history with the ending score of 44 – 36. The coaches couldn’t be any happier.
The game started off with Oil City receiving the ball until about halfway through the first quarter it was a back-and-forth battle. Oil City made the first touchdown with a good extra point making the score Oil City 7 and Franklin 0. Franklin fought back hard as soon as they got the ball back though, and within four plays #7 Brendan Gordon scored their first touchdown giving everyone a confidence boost. They set the score to Oil City 7 and Franklin 6. Oil City’s Christian Cole made an amazing run by catching the ball and running 86 yards for the touchdown. The second quarter they were both fighting hard to score and win Oil City Matthew Hutchinson got one more touchdown for them and for Franklin Brendan Gordon got two more. Zach Baughman scored for Franklin before halftime making it 32-20.
After halftime the boys came out ready to make plays and score. Franklin’s Brendan Gordon scores the first touchdown of the half making the score Oil City 20 in Franklin 38. Cole decided to retaliate and score another touchdown and make the score Oil City 28 Franklin 38. Franklin was booming, fans going crazy, marching band making as much noise as possible. They were getting the team fired up and ready to tear down Oil City’s walls. Franklin’s Eli Stewart got the last touchdown of the half for Franklin. Oil City’s Hunter Haun scored the last touchdown in the fourth quarter, for the final score of Franklin 44 and Oil City 36.
All these boys fought hard and long but only one can win. Congratulations Franklin!! On to next week’s games! Go Knights! Franklin plays Warren and Oil City will play Conneaut, OH.
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