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Franklin County High School Varsity Football beat Greensburg High School 38-28

Friday, September 22, 2017

7:00 PM

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Game Recap

On Friday, the Wildcats (3-2) took on the Greensburg Pirates (2-3) with a chance to get back on track after their loss to Lawrenceburg. The Cats received the opening kickoff, but they fumbled inside the redzone. After forcing a punt, Mitchell Orschell outruns the defense for a 42 yard TD run and tacked on the 2-pt conversion as well for an 8-0 lead. Following a mistake by the Pirate punter, Mitchell went off to the races again for a 30 yard TD run and a 14-0 Wildcat lead. However, Greensburg came back with a 9 yard TD run by Jesse Hunter to make it 14-7. Orschell answers right back with a 73 yard TD run for a 20-7 Wildcat lead. Hunter ran in his second TD of the game from 10 yards out, 20-14. Following a punt return TD for Orschell that was called back for clipping, Orschell runs in his 4th TD of the game from 62 yards out and a 26-14 lead. Logan Shafer with a 1 yard TD run for the Pirates to cut the lead to 26-21. Then, an onside kick recovery leads to a 20 yard TD pass for a 28-26 lead for the Pirates at the half.

To start the second half, another redzone fumble for the Cats gives the ball back to Greensburg. However, following a punt, Orschell grabbed his 5th TD of the game from 5 yards out, 32-28 lead for the Cats. With the Pirates inside the Cats 20, Blake Jewell made an outstanding defensive play on a pass into the endzone. Then, one play later, Mitchell Orschell raced 82 yards for his 6th TD of the game and a 38-28 lead. On the Pirates next play, Austin Bramer snagged an interception to almost ice the game away. The Cats would then run out the clock and hold on to a 38-28 victory. The Cats improve to (4-2) and will travel to South Dearborn to take on the Knights (1-5). Great win boys and way to defend the home turf on homecoming!!

Liza Stacy was also named Homecoming Queen at halftime of the football game so Congrats Liza!!

Stats for the Cats:
Passing:
Brady Bogan: 7-13 for 53 yards

Rushing:
Mitchell Orschell: 25 carries for 431 yards (SCHOOL RECORD), 6 TD’s, Two 2-pt. conversions, and 2 fumbles
James Tucker: 1 carry for 2 yards
Austin Bramer: 1 carry for 2 yards
Travis Mozena: 1 carry for -2 yards
Brady Bogan: 1 carry for -5 yards

Receiving:
James Tucker: 6 catches for 46 yards
Austin Bramer: 1 catch for 6 yards

Defense:
Ashton Russell: 2 sacks
Austin Bramer: Interception
Blake Jewell: 2 key passes defensed

Other Info:
Mitchell Orschell set the school rushing yard record with 431 rushing yards. The record was previously held by Alex Smith with 417 rushing yards. Awesome game Mitchell.

Box Scores

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Greensburg
7

21

Franklin County
20

6

6

6

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