They know the task ahead, if you hope to stay in the race for a playoff spot you need to win games and especially those you play against the teams you are fighting for position with.
They entered the week looking to hang onto their position in the district race. They were sitting comfortably in the 2nd spot in district despite dropping two out of the last three games.
It was a showdown for 2nd place on Tuesday when the Hearne Eagles and the Franklin Lions met in Hearne.
After a week they would sooner forget which saw them drop two district games to Academy and Jarrell, the Franklin Lions got their playoff train back on the tracks this week with two key victories.
The Franklin Lions were in need of a bounce back performance after their meltdown in Rockdale at the hands of the Tigers. They got just that on Tuesday when the Academy Bumblebees came to town.