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The Franklin (MA) varsity football team won Friday's home playoff game against Methuen (MA) by a score of 24-7.

This game is a part of the "2021 MIAA Football State Championship - Division 1" tournament.

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Methuen70007
Franklin777324
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Massachusetts High School Football - Franklin topples Methuen

November 12, 2021: Franklin, MA 02038

The Franklin Panthers (Franklin, MA) football defeated the visiting Methuen Rangers (Methuen, MA), 24-7 in Friday's non-league bout.

In their next game, the Panthers face the Central Golden Eagles (Springfield, MA) in a non-league bout, on Friday, November 19. Franklin will attempt to advance on its 9-0 season record. The Golden Eagles enter the bout with a 10-2 record after their 40-15 non-league win over Xaverian Brothers (Westwood, MA).

The Rangers (7-3) will now prepare for their bout against Dracut (Dracut, MA). The Middies enter the non-league bout with a 2-7 record. In their last bout, Dracut defeated Medford (Medford, MA), 14-2, in a non-league bout.

Brian PhelanRangers Reporter
Todd KruegerPanthers Reporter
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  1. Check In

    0 - 0 The scorer has checked in. Methuen 0, Franklin 0
    Posted @ 6:38p
  2. Game Attendance

    Attendance Hundreds
    Posted @ 6:38p
  3. Field Conditions

    Field Conditions Wet
    Posted @ 6:38p
  4. Weather Conditions

    Weather Conditions Fair
    Posted @ 6:38p
  5. 0 - 0

    Start of Game

    Franklin1st Quarter
    Franklin kicking off to Methuen.
    Posted @ 6:58p
  6. 6 - 0

    Rushing Touchdown

    Methuen1st Quarter ~7 minutes to go
    Methuen - #4 Mekhi Lumsden with a 2 Yd Rushing TD. Methuen 6, Franklin 0
    Posted @ 7:07p
  7. 7 - 0

    Made Point After

    Methuen1st Quarter ~7 minutes to go
    Methuen - #22 Omar Aboutoui PAT Good. Methuen 7, Franklin 0
    Posted @ 7:07p
  8. 7 - 6

    Rushing Touchdown

    Franklin1st Quarter ~2 minutes to go
    Franklin - #21 Mack Gulla with a 5 Yd Rushing TD. Methuen 7, Franklin 6
    Posted @ 7:15p
  9. 7 - 7

    Made Point After

    Franklin1st Quarter ~2 minutes to go
    Franklin - #39 PAT Good. Methuen 7, Franklin 7
    Posted @ 7:16p
  10. Commentary

    1st Quarter
    Methuen had a 70 yd drive capped off by a 2 yd td rush. Franklin responds with their own 70 yd drive capped off by a 5 yd td.
    Posted @ 7:18p
  11. 7 - 7

    End of 1st Quarter

    2nd Quarter
    Methuen 7, Franklin 7
    Posted @ 7:22p
  12. 7 - 13

    Passing Touchdown

    Franklin2nd Quarter ~8 minutes to go
    Franklin - #15 Nikill Murali 29 Yd pass completed to #11 Brendan Needham for a TD. Methuen 7, Franklin 13
    Posted @ 7:33p
  13. 7 - 14

    Made Point After

    Franklin2nd Quarter ~8 minutes to go
    Franklin - #39 PAT Good. Methuen 7, Franklin 14
    Posted @ 7:34p
  14. Commentary

    2nd Quarter
    Franklin QB #15 Jared Arone throws a 29 yd dime to WR #11 Will Tracey
    Posted @ 7:36p
  15. 7 - 14

    Halftime

    Halftime
    Methuen 7, Franklin 14
    We noticed it's halftime, please enjoy this video while you wait for the action to resume.
    Posted @ 7:49p
  16. 7 - 14

    Start of 3rd Quarter

    Methuen3rd Quarter
    Methuen to kick off to Franklin.
    Posted @ 8:03p
  17. 7 - 20

    Rushing Touchdown

    Franklin3rd Quarter ~9 minutes to go
    Franklin - #21 Mack Gulla with a 43 Yd Rushing TD. Methuen 7, Franklin 20
    Posted @ 8:07p
  18. 7 - 21

    Made Point After

    Franklin3rd Quarter ~9 minutes to go
    Franklin - #39 PAT Good. Methuen 7, Franklin 21
    Posted @ 8:08p
  19. Commentary

    3rd Quarter
    Franklin’s #21 Mack Gulla breaks multiple tackles up the middle for a 43 yd TD run.
    Posted @ 8:10p
  20. Commentary

    3rd Quarter
    Methuen turns the ball over on downs on Franklins 31 yd line
    Posted @ 8:15p
  21. Commentary

    3rd Quarter
    Franklin goes 3 and out
    Posted @ 8:17p
  22. Commentary

    3rd Quarter
    Franklin’s #6 Luke Davis hauls in a 35 yd reception to end the 3rd quarter.
    Posted @ 8:28p
  23. 7 - 21

    End of 3rd Quarter

    4th Quarter
    Methuen 7, Franklin 21
    Posted @ 8:28p
  24. 7 - 21

    Red Zone Alert

    Franklin4th Quarter ~10 minutes to go
    Franklin is inside Methuen's 20. Methuen 7, Franklin 21
    Posted @ 8:31p
  25. 7 - 24

    Field Goal

    Franklin4th Quarter ~8 minutes to go
    Franklin - #39 kicks a 22 Yd Field Goal. Methuen 7, Franklin 24
    Posted @ 8:37p
  26. 7 - 24

    Two-Minute Warning

    Franklin4th Quarter ~2 minutes to go
    Franklin has the ball on their own 45-yard line. Methuen 7, Franklin 24
    Posted @ 8:57p
  27. 7 - 24

    End of Game

    Final
    Methuen 7, Franklin 24
    Posted @ 9p

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Rankings & Records

Methuen (21-22)

MADiv.
207
OverallLeagueHomeAwayWin %League %PFPA
8-34-13-25-1.727.800331232

Franklin (21-22)

MADiv.
32
OverallLeagueHomeAwayNeutralWin %League %PFPA
10-15-06-04-00-1.9091.000340173

Team Scoring Averages

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Methuen
10.010.56.34.730.1
Franklin
6.911.47.24.830.9

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Record Breakdown

Methuen (21-22)

Franklin (21-22)

8-3
Overall
10-1
4-1
League
5-0
4-1
Non-League
4-0
0-1
Head to Head
1-0
0-0
Common Opponent
0-0
3-2
Home
6-0
5-1
Away
4-0
0-0
Neutral
0-1
0-1
Playoff
1-1
8-3
In-State
10-1
0-0
Out-of-State
0-0