Youthful showdown on the gridiron

Published 6:00 am Friday, November 19, 2021

The Franklin Mustangs were among other local youth football teams battling on the gridiron Saturday, Nov. 13, at Armory Field in Franklin.

The Mustangs, of Franklin Youth Football and Cheer, were competing against Roanoke Rapids in the championship game of the Junior age division, which is set for 9- to 11-year-old players.

Roanoke was able to pull away for the win, but Franklin’s young team members played hard and were able to get on the scoreboard late, giving their cheerleaders and parents great reason to offer vocal support.