Franklin’s decade-long dominance of Murphy came to an end on an abnormally cool Friday night in Cherokee County.
Certain opponents find Murphy’s Wing-T offense difficult to stop.
Franklin’s defense typically isn’t one of them.
There is a purpose for playing difficult competition early in the season.
Seth Price found a hole in the left side of Asheville’s defense. The Franklin fullback raced 55 yards to the end zone, putting the Panthers ahead 37-29 late in Friday’s game in the Pit.
Mauricio Ramos sprints toward the net, looks down at the ball, and swings his right foot. The kick narrowly avoids Tuscola’s goalkeeper, who makes a diving attempt at stopping the ball.