Last Friday night, the Franklin High School varsity football team travelled to Asheville to take on the T.C. Roberson Rams. The Panthers would be going into the contest without standout running back Marquel Manning who tore his MCL in the game against Murphy. It is predicted that he will miss two to seven weeks of play.
Despite being down one rushing threat, the team had back up for such a situation. Filling in for Manning, Jeremiah Young rushed for 209 yards and two touchdowns. The Rams played Franklin tight and kept them on their toes throughout all four quarters. As time wound down in the fourth quarter, Franklin held on to a lead of 35-31.