Franklin Regional held off the River Hawks last year in a tightly-contested game, 35-26. Armstrong running back Zane Dudek was a first-team all-state selection, racking up 2,000 rushing yards and more than 20 total touchdowns, and also won the WPIAL championship in the 100-meter dash this spring. Panthers head coach Greg Botta, a newly-inducted Hall of Famer, led Franklin Regional to a state championship in 2005. The Panthers are looking for their 13th consecutive playoff appearance.
This week, the majority of those who voted in our twitter poll were wrong. In a game that went down to the very last play, Franklin Regional held on to win 24-20 over Armstrong.
To see the full game, just click the video above. Highlights:
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