Franklin Runs Past Gunter for 3A Division II State Title

Story by Chris Dusterhoff

Third time was the charm for the Franklin football team.  On their third trip to the state championship in the last seven years the Lions won a shootout over Gunter Thursday night, 49-35.

Malcolm Murphy paced the lions with 287 yards rushing and 4 touchdowns on 15 carriers. Bryson Washington added 165 yards and 3 touchdowns and Bobby Washington had 96 yards on the ground to help Franklin set the 3A state championship record for yards rushing in a game at 523.

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