The Boston Globe Sports page provides a good preview of the FHS vs Mansfield game for the State D1 Championship
"This isn’t their mid-January meeting in Franklin (Panthers, BTW, 67-52). Or the rematch in early February on the court in Mansfield (Hornets, 59-47), though the intensity is never lacking for any of their Hockomock League regular-season clashes.
No, Saturday night’s showdown (5:45 p.m.) at the MassMutual Center in Springfield will be the ultimate rubber match for the Franklin and Mansfield boys’ basketball teams.
In their third meeting of 2017-18, the Hornets and the Panthers will battle for the MIAA Division 1 championship, a plaque that has been elusive for both programs."
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The Globe also has a rundown of all the high school match up for today's State finals
The audio for the game (if you can't get to Springfield) can be found online here
|BEST OF LUCK TO OUR BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM as they depart for Springfield! LET’S BRING A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP BACK TO FRANKLIN!!!! @fhsboysbball @FranklinHSNews #PantherPride #LETSGOPANTHERS|
Here is the link to Franklin TV’s audio stream that will be live from the D1 Boys state basketball finals on Saturday at 5:45. Franklin vs. Mansfield. Please join us online if you can’t come out to Springfield. https://t.co/9MKl1af5Z2 #mixlr— jay horrigan (@jphref) March 16, 2018