One of the greatest seasons in the history of FHS football ended last Friday night, as the Panthers fell to Burns, 28-14, in the third round of the state playoffs. It was a packed house in the Panther Pit, not an empty seat on either side of the stadium, as #1 Franklin hosted the #2 Burns Bulldogs. The Panthers fell behind early, trailing 21-0 until late in the second quarter, and could never quite catch up to the Bulldogs, concluding what has been a memorable fall sports season for Franklin High School athletics.
Head coach Josh Brooks knew his team had to be able to score if they were going to beat the Bulldogs. Burns’ offense was averaging just over 42 points per game since their only loss against South Point in September. Their defense has been stingy as well, holding opponents to just 12 points per game during that same time period.