H.S. FOOTBALL: Franklin Regional 31, Indiana 0
Indiana gained 125 total yards — 84 of which came on an unsuccessful last-ditch effort late in the game to avoid a shutout — and lost to Franklin Regional in its home opener Friday in a Greater Allegheny Conference football game at Andy Kuzneski Field.
The Indians mustered just 41 total yards of offense through 45 minutes of play before the second-team offense came on with 2:43 left in the game and drove the ball 84 yards to the Franklin Regional 6-yard line but couldn’t score before time ran out.
Indiana (1-1) committed three turnovers, punted seven times and had more penalty yards (60) than rushing yards (59).
The Indians fumbled the ball on the opening kickoff, setting up Franklin Regional at Indiana’s 13-yard line, and the Panthers punched it in two plays later, taking a 7-0 lead just 43 seconds into the game.
Franklin Regional led 17-0 after the first quarter and 24-0 at halftime.
Indiana quarterback Sean Thompson completed 2 of 14 pass attempts for 7 yards. Meanwhile, running back DeQuan West finished with minus-3 yards on eight carries.
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