"On Wednesday, the Panthers were recognized for their impressive season, which includes only one dual meet defeat to Marshwood (Maine) in a tournament in Merrimack, N.H. over the weekend.
Mass Wrestling named Franklin the top team in the state, across all divisions, and the Panthers went out on Wednesday night against Mansfield in the James Albertini Gym and showed why they are so highly regarded.
Franklin won the opening eight weight classes of the dual meet, four of them by pin and another by tech, and lost only two of the 14 matches on its way to a comprehensive 59-8 team victory. With King Philip losing to Oliver Ames in another of Wednesday’s dual meets, the Panthers also clinched at least a share of the league title with one dual meet remaining.
“I told the kids that we have a target on our backs,” said Franklin coach Carmine Collace about the message before the meet against the Hornets. “Teams are going to come out and wrestle us hard and they’ve got to step up. If they want to remain the No. 1 team in the state, then you’ve got to wrestle tough and they did.”
Continue reading the wrestling recap by Josh Perry online
Additional photos from the wrestling match can be found here
|Ian Bakalars won his match at 113 pounds by pin, as Franklin rolled to a big win over Mansfield and clinched a share of the Kelley-Rex dual meet title. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)|
Boys Hockey = Franklin, 6 @ Foxboro, 0 – Final
Girls Hockey = King Philip, 5 @ Franklin, 0 – Final
Via the Twitterverse
Panthers pick up another division over Foxborough 6-0. Hard hat to @Holmesy183 pic.twitter.com/pLBNJGe0fC— Franklin Hockey (@FHS_Puck) January 26, 2017
Franklin 6 Foxboro 0, hard hat to Holmes @FHSSports @MassHSHockey @MyHockeyLive @In_The_Slot @MetroWestSports @HockomockSports— Coach Spillane (@FHS_PuckCoach) January 26, 2017
4-0 against Bridgewater-Raynham, making that a 3 games without a goal allowed, coon hat to Colin Hedvig pic.twitter.com/NLrS6VHoWI— FHS Panthers JV Puck (@PanthersJvPuck) January 26, 2017
Great 59-8 win over Mansfield with pins from Carlucci, Bakalars, Racca, Zogby, MacLean, Hernandez, and Johnson also a tech from Farrell. pic.twitter.com/boC05wosjI— Franklin Wrestling (@FHSWrestle) January 26, 2017
Final: Franklin 59, Mansfield 8, Brian Perry picks up the win at 285 to wrap it up for the Panthers #hockomock— Josh Perry (@Josh_Perry10) January 26, 2017
[Girls Winter Varsity Ice Hockey] King Philip Rgnl HS defeats Franklin HS, 5 to 0.— FranklinAthletics (@FHSSports) January 25, 2017