BROCKTON, Mass. — In a hard fought, well played game on Thursday night in Brockton, Head Coach Eian Bain’s Franklin Panthers came into Rocky Marciano Stadium and handed Jermaine Wiggins Brockton Boxers a 21-13 loss.
This game was a battle right from the start. Brockton scored first when ## Turco scored on a 13 yd touchdown to make it 7-0. Franklin tied it up in the 2nd qtr when Quarterback James Bruso found Derek Dubriske for a 20 yard touchdown. It was 7-7 at the half.
In the third quarter , Bruso and Dubriske connected on another touchdown from 10 yards out and Franklin went up 14-7.
The at the start of the fourth quarter, Franklin’s Andrew Fraulo powered in for the 1 yard touchdown run and took a 2-17 lead.
But then Cam Monteiro led a Brockton comeback. Coach Wiggins put Monteiro in at quarterback and Cam ripped off a 69 yard run to pull the Boxers within 8 at 21-13.
Brockton’s defense then comes up big, forcing a turnover as Messiah Pina recovers a fumble at the Panthers 38 with 7:00 to play.
With just over two minutes left Brockton had a 4th and goal from the Franklin 3 yard line but Monteiro was stopped short and Franklin took over on downs and ran out the clock for the victory. Franklin now goes to 2-0. Brockton is 0-2 to start their season
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