Whiteland football coach Darrin Fisher gave two specific directives to the Warriors on Saturday morning before they resumed their storm-delayed game against visiting county rival Franklin.
With a 27-0 lead carried over from the night before, Harbin asked Whiteland to open the second half with a defensive stop and then to score on its subsequent offensive drive.
And the Class 5A Warriors obliged.
Whiteland forced a turnover on the Grizzly Cubs’ opening series of the third quarter. Seven plays later, senior running back Aaron Harris ran 11 yards into the end zone for his fifth rushing touchdown of the game.
Harris finished with 26 carries for 225 yards to help lead the Warriors to a 34-7 blowout of Class 5A Franklin in the Mid-State Conference game.
Fisher said he was happy with how Whiteland (2-2, 1-1 MSC) retained its momentum to win its 12th-consecutive game against the Cubs (2-2, 0-1 MSC).