Lions shut out the Indians, Eagles are next up

Sr Devin Barnes (16) shucks a defender as he races 47 yards down the sidelines for a Lions touchdown in Friday’s 63-21 victory over Riesel. Jan Roe | Franklin Advocate

Lions shut out the Indians, Eagles are next up

The No. 7 ranked Franklin Lions won their third game in a row Friday night when they downed the Riesel Indians 63-21 at Fair Park Field. After giving up 14 first-quarter points, the Lions overwhelmed Riesel, outscoring the Indians 56-7 the rest of the way.

We talk about how important it is to stay focused and play one game at a time,” said Franklin head coach Mark Fannin.

“I think our kids do a good job of that most of the time, but for whatever reason, I felt like we came out flat and Riesel made a couple big plays early,” He added, “After their second score, I thought the kids really settled down took control of the game the rest of the way.”

The Lions dominated Riesel on both sides of the ball, outgaining the Indians 617-186 in total offense. Franklin used eleven different rushers on the night with six of them running for at least 50 yards.


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