The Panthers did not play around with the visiting Black Bears of Pisgah last Friday night at the Panther Pit, putting away the preseason conference favorite early in the first half. Franklin scored on their first four possessions of the game to take a 28-0 halftime lead and never looked back. Nathan Raby had a huge game for the Panthers, rushing 18 times for 204 yards and three touchdowns.
Franklin’s defense was outstanding yet again, holding Pisgah to just 170 total yards on offense. The majority of their yards were attained late in the game against Franklin’s younger players.