Franklin Plays First Home Game Against McGavock Friday

Williamson County Football
By: David Wells

After a 2-0 start and a Week 0 bye, Franklin High School will play its first home game of the year Friday against McGavock High School.

The Rebels return to action after defeating Dickson High School in Week 2, where they scored all 16 points in their 16-14 victory in the second quarter. Despite surrendering 114 rushing yards, Franklin kept Dickson scoreless for two quarters.

But Franklin will need to step up their running defense for its home opener. McGavock is 2-1 after a 35-0 victory against Glencliff, and the Raiders scored all five of their touchdowns on the ground, utilizing four different running backs.

Franklin has mostly relied on its passing game and quarterback Joe Critchlow to get the job done offensively. He is currently 27-for-42 with 388 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.

On the ground, the Rebels have split the carries evenly among running backs Colton Black and Malik Grimes. Grimes leads the team with 149 yards on 24 attempts, while Black has 98 yard on 24 carries.

Friday’s game kicks off at 7 p.m.

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