After an emotional pregame ceremony honoring two fallen teammates, the Franklin Community High School football team flipped the proverbial switch to business quickly in its home-opener Friday in front of a packed crowd.
The Grizzly Cubs, who lost would-be defensive starters Jason Moran and Michael Chadbourne during the summer in a drowning incident at a dam on the Big Blue River in Edinburgh, honored the would-be seniors the best way they knew how. They dominated an explosive Shelbyville offense with big plays of their own, cruising to a 49-21 non-conference victory.
“We know we have them on the field every play, in games and practices,” senior halfback Ryan Torrance said. “Every play, we have 13 guys on the field.”