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The Lion Pride take the field last Friday night to host the Hwy. 79 Showdown with the Hearne Eagles. Lions 49, Hearne 6. The Lions retain the trophy for the second year.

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Following his lead blocker Cody Owens, Malcolm Murphy finds the corner and turns up the field for positive yardage.

Lions take Hwy. 79 Showdown 49-6 over Hearne

Lions and Leopards next battle

Everyone in Lions country has been anxiously awaiting the 2019 version of Franklin football. The Lions lost a ton of talent to graduation and that meant a number of younger players were being counted on to step in and fill some big shoes for the team.

Well, that group introduced themselves to Lion Nation with a bang in the Highway 79 Showdown and now it’s on to their next opponent. That would be the Lorena Leopards.

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