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Host Franklin holds off Catonsville, 35-30, in football shootout

Host Franklin holds off Catonsville, 35-30, in football shootout

Friday night’s football showdown at Franklin High featuring the host Indians and Catonsville figured to have similarities with the classic Aesop’s Fable “The Tortoise and the Hare” and it lived up to its billing. Franklin raced to a 14-0 lead and held on for a 35-30 victory. Franklin and its multiple offensive weapons and big-play potential were hare-like, while the Comets grind-it-out running game was more likely to represent the tortoise. Sure, the Comets (3-1) have some explosive weapons, including University of Maryland-bound senior DeAndre’ Lane, who came into the game with 500 yards rushing on 65 attempts (7.6 yards per carry) and senior Joseth Hylton...

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