A tough season came to an end for the Franklin Road Academy Panthers on Friday.
The Panthers (1-9) didn’t have enough firepower offensively or defensively to match up with Harding Academy (9-1), as the Lions cruised to a 48-16 win.
The loss was a snapshot of the season for FRA. It won just one game over Ezell-Harding on Sept. 30 and was beaten in its other nine contests by an average of 21.4 points per game.
While this season may have been a struggle for the Panthers, they have the satisfaction of knowing a lot of weapons are returning offensively.
Junior quarterback Eric Stoxstill-Diggs, sophomore running backs Adonis Otey and Walker Palmerton and sophomore wide receiver Lance Wilhoite are all expected to return.