Franklin showed signs of youth and inexperience at times during its season-opener Friday in Highlands. However, the Panthers outplayed the Highlanders on their way to a 49-40 victory.
Two factors prompted Doug Plemmons to keep what is possibly the largest basketball roster he’s ever coached:
• A large senior class that has shown a commitment for years
A list of names and jersey numbers for Franklin’s girls basketball team sticks to the wall inside the gym. Each year the slots change when players leave and newcomers join the program.
Coming into the state football playoffs as an underdog, Franklin could’ve chosen to take one of two mindsets. The Panthers could take a conservative route or they could be aggressive.
Franklin’s swim teams have started the season with a pair of victories in dual meets. The boys and girls each beat Tuscola on Nov. 14.