Joe Clark, HockomockSports.com Student Reporter, provides the game recap for the FHS boys basketball victory on Monday. FHS moves on to the D1 State Championship game scheduled for Saturday in Springfield, with exact location and time still to be determined.
"When Franklin took on Springfield Central at the DCU Center in Worcester a year ago, Chris Edgehill scored eight points in 20 seconds to tie the game and lead the Panthers to an overtime win to clinch a berth in the state championship.
This year, when the two teams met again on Thursday night, no such heroics were needed.
Franklin played a near-perfect game en route to a 62-43 win over the Golden Eagles, handing Central its first loss of the season.
“This game was a little bit more comfortable than last year, we were watching guys cry as we put ourselves together to come back and win last year, so this game I thought we had a much more complete performance from start to finish, I was pretty confident in what we were doing out there,” said Franklin coach CJ Neely."
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|Franklin sophomore Chris Edgehill shoots a jump shot against Springfield Central. (Peter Raider/HockomockSports.com)|
Aside from the Super Eights (hockey, baseball?), when was the last time two teams from the same league ... particularly two publics ... squared off in a state final in any sport? As Mansfield and Franklin will do in boys hoop Saturday.— Jim Clark (@In_The_Slot) March 13, 2018
Best fans in the State! https://t.co/mEpwZnJGag— Coach Luke Gordon (@CoachLukeGordon) March 13, 2018
TEAM WIN! So proud https://t.co/fjrC4f9D5X— Coach CJ Neely (@CoachCJNeely) March 13, 2018
Tonight Franklin showed up in force and represented well. Nice job @RattleCity See you Saturday pic.twitter.com/bTM7k67Fyh— FranklinHighSchool (@FranklinHS) March 13, 2018
MIAA D1 State Championship:— Ryan Lanigan (@R_Lanigan) March 13, 2018
Franklin vs. Mansfield #hockomock
Next stop...championship game. Saturday. Stay tuned pic.twitter.com/vmGLflF2JW— FranklinHighSchool (@FranklinHS) March 13, 2018