The Franklin Panthers' varsity football team is heading to the third round of the 2A state playoffs next week. To make sure of it though, they had to get through a tough West Stokes Wildcats team on Friday night at the Panther Pit.
The Wildcats entered the contest with an 8-4 record, a record that looked quite a bit better than what the teams in the WNCAC had. It looked to be a close game according to pundits and they appeared to be right in the opening quarter. Neither team was able to get an offensive game going and it looked as though it could very well be decided by the defenses and in a way it was.
Franklin's Jeremiah Young forced a turnover about halfway through the first quarter to give the Panthers a short field to their end-zone. Capitalizing on the fumble, Franklin scored the first touchdown of the game.