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Franklin will play for state title after 28-14 win over Waskom

Published: Dec. 10, 2021 at 9:17 PM CST
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MESQUITE, Texas (KBTX) - The Franklin Lions (15-0) punched their ticket to the Class 3A Divison II UIL State Football Championship game following a 28-14 win over Waskom (13-2) Friday night at Mesquite Memorial Stadium.

The Lions got touchdown runs from Bryson Washington and Malcolm Murphy to take a 14-7 lead at the half. Waskom would tie the game in the third quarter but Washington scored again on a 45 yard touchdown run to put Franklin in front 20-14 in the fourth quarter.

Waskom was driving to tie the game or take the lead when Murphy stripped the ball from Jayvis Jones and recovered the fumble. That led to a Bobby Washington 63 yard touchdown run for the final score of the game.

The Lions will take on Gunter (15-0) in the Class 3A Divison II state title game that will kick off next Thursday at 7 pm at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The Tigers beat Lubbock Roosevelt 47-12 in their state semifinal game Friday night.

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