The Franklin College Grizzlies lost a heartbreaking game, 44-42, to North Central College today in the first round of the NCAA Division III playoffs. NC scored a touchdown on the final play of the game for the victory.
Franklin had a dominating first half, taking a 35-24 lead into the break. However, in the second half, NC's defense stiffened, allowing only one touchdown, while their offense scored three times with sustained drives, including the final game-winner.
Thus a remarkable season ends on a disappointing note for Coach Leonard and the Grizzlies, who went farther than any FC team before them. Congratulations all and thanks for the pleasure you gave us this year.