Broncos open district play with 26-6 win

Published 6:35 pm Thursday, September 28, 2023

Franklin High School’s varsity football team has now twice rebounded from difficult home losses to orchestrate double-digit victories on the road.

The Broncos recovered from a 51-6 loss to visiting Essex High School on Sept. 15 to defeat host Windsor High School 26-6 on Thursday, Sept. 21, in a game that was moved up a day due to expected inclement weather on Friday, Sept 22.

“I was excited for the team,” Franklin Head Coach Lamont Hill said, describing his reaction to the victory. “Regrouping after a loss and having a great week of practice was key. Great job to the coaches for getting the young men ready to play.”

Opening the year 1-0 in the Tri-Rivers District was made possible for the Broncos through defense.

“Defensively we made stops when we needed to,” Hill said. “We had a big interception and then a scoop-and-score on a 65-yard fumble recovery by Chaevon Torrance that helped put the game away.”

In addition to Torrance’s fumble recovery touchdown and his interception, Franklin featured a bevy of offensive standouts, including junior Altavis Turner, who went 6-for-7 passing for 111 yards and two touchdowns. Sophomore Jordan Duck had a combined 82 yards and a touchdown, junior Travis Mabry Jr. had a combined 59 yards and a score, and senior Kaden Bailey recorded two catches for 80 yards and a touchdown.

The Broncos (2-2) visit Roanoke Catholic School on Friday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m.