It’s show time
Alumni, faithful followers, and just plain football fans will gather in Franklin on Friday. It will be a showdown of the top 2 teams in District 11-2A Division I, Franklin at (6-0) and the Elkhart Elks (5-1). Even better it’s the Lions Homecoming and everyone looks forward to homecoming.
So, strike up the band, decorate the floats and cars, and dress up the King and Queen, it’s Homecoming Week at Franklin High this week.
The entire town will be in a party mood and the Lion football team will look to move to 7-0 on the season. Elkhart comes in on a high, after a big 35-14 win over Crockett. The Elks have put up some impressive numbers scoring behind the running of Jeffrey Wilson. Wilson has gained 1381 yards on 158 carries and scored 18 touchdowns, thus far in 2013. Elkhart comes in averaging 32.2 points per game, but is allowing 25.4.
Elks quarterback; Jordan Ives has passed for 329 yards in 2013, and 4 touchdowns, while completing 28 of 49 passes. The Lions will have to find a way to contain Wilson, who scored 5 touchdowns and rushed for 381 yards against Crockett on 41 carries. Franklin’s backfield is deep and several players all share the load.
All of whom have played key roles in the Lions success. Led by Morgan Brewer, Andrew Fannin, Stephen Commander, Tyler Henson, Jacob Dorsett, Will Phillips, and Adam Lopez, the Lions are averaging better than 400 yards rushing per game.
Franklin was never tested on Friday, as they rolled past Palestine Westwood 42-0.
Morgan Brewer again paced the Lions, rushing for 228 yards on 21 carries and 4 more touchdowns giving him 14 on the season in only 4 games.
Franklin led 20-0 at the half, as Brewer scored three times. He would score again in the 3rd quarter and Will Phillips added two more touchdown as Franklin raced out to a 42-0 lead after the 3rd quarter. They never looked back from there, as the defense shutout Westwood to earn their 6th win of the year. They will need that same effort from the defense to contain Wilson and the rest of the Elks.
So, it’s Elks next up on the Lions’ menu, when Elkhart comes calling for homecoming.
Michael Cotton / Robertson County News