Franklin’s Grace Christian Academy fell to McEwen by a 69-36 score on Friday night, but the Lions found bright spots in defeat.
The Lions, rebuilding after the loss of key seniors from last season’s playoff team, put up a season high in points and yards (
Receiver Cole Scott caught 11 balls for 279 yards and two scores, while quarterback Blake Barton was 17 of 40 for 404 yards, four touchdowns and an interception.
Gabe Buzek’s 88-yard touchdown run was another offensive highlight for GCA. He rushed 14 times for 149 yards.
Grace Christian (0-5) travels to Moore County next week.