Football = D1 South Final = #2 Franklin, 8 @ #1 Catholic Memorial, 42 – Final
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Kevin Stone provides the write up on the game for MetroWest
"It had been 37 years since the Franklin football program had a sectional or state trophy to put on display at Franklin High School. And while the consolation hardware wasn’t what the Panthers were looking for on Friday night, there is no denying how far the program has come.
Second-seeded Franklin lost to top-seeded Catholic Memorial in the Division 1 South championship, 42-8. With the win, the Knights (10-0) advance to the Division 1 Super Bowl at Gillette Stadium in a few weeks.
The Panthers (7-3) still have one game left on Thanksgiving, but the Division 1 South finalist trophy that is headed back to Franklin signifies quite a bit of growth from a program that just was a two-win team during head coach Eain Bain’s first year in 2016.
“It’s a consolation prize, but we haven’t put a trophy in the case at Franklin High School since 1982,” Bain said following the loss. “I wasn’t even born yet, some of our coaches weren’t even born yet, so look, tonight wasn’t our night. CM is a great program. They’re able to bring in guys from all over and they’ve assembled a lot of talent."Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
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