Panthers head to Denver N.C. for the fourth round of playoffs against undefeated team.
The Franklin High School varsity football team faced their toughest test yet last Friday night when they took on the Monroe Redhawks, a team that entered the contest with an 11-4 record, its only losses coming from bigger schools. In fact, some pundits were calling for a dominant win by the Redhawks while others were leaning towards Franklin by a small margin.
Monroe had speed on their side and big players filling their offensive and defensive lines, but Franklin proved exactly why they have made it so far without a blemish on their record. The packed out home crowd quickly realized the type of back and forth affair it was going to be when Monroe drove easily down the field on the first drive of the game only to be picked off when going for it on fourth down.