Saturday, September 13, 2008


Franklin H.S. blanked by Mooresville
A muddy field assisted the relentless ground attack of the Mooresville Pioneers and hindered the passing game of visiting Franklin Friday night, leading to a 29-0 victory for Mooresville. This was the Grizzly Cubs' first conference game this year. Overall, they are now 2-2, whereas Mooresville, last ranked #12 in the state 4A poll, is undefeated at 4-0. Franklin will try to get its first conference win next Friday night at home against Decatur Central.

Franklin College defeats Butler
In a game filled with sloppiness unrelated to field conditions, Franklin rode a strong second half to a 31-28 victory over Division I-AA foe Butler University at the Butler Bowl. Multiple fumbles, drops, interceptions, long drives that ended without scores, a blocked punt, and a recovered onside kick were among the unusual elements that marked this game. The Grizzlies played a sluggish first half, scoring only 7 points, but roared out in the second half, scoring the first 17 and then hanging on to win.

Butler and Franklin have played 53 times over the years, but this was the first game between the two schools since 1987.

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