H.S. FOOTBALL | Franklin-Simpson Makes History Saturday

12/02/2017 07:13 PM

The Franklin-Simpson football team accomplished something the program has not been able to do since 1980, winning a state championship.

The Wildcats (12-3) got out to an early lead and never looked back en route to a 35-21 win over Johnson Central (12-3) on Saturday in the Russell Athletic / KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl 4A Championship Game.

Franklin-Simpson’s Tre’ Bass was named the game’s MVP after scoring three total touchdowns.

Bass had seven carries for 76 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns. Meanwhile, he also had a 73-yard touchdown reception during the game.

Wildcats’ quarterback Rylan Thomas had a solid outing as well, going 6-of-7 for 195 passing yards and a passing touchdown. He also scored a rushing touchdown in the contest.

Spectrum News’ Andrew Chernoff caught up with Thomas after the game:

To watch Franklin-Simpson highlights from Saturday’s win, click on the video here:

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

When he’s not on the air or in the field covering sports, you can likely find Andrew playing golf, watching IndyCar and Formula 1 races, or exploring the state of Kentucky. His favorite sport is open-wheel racing. In fact, he has not missed an Indianapolis 500 since the early 2000s.

Whether he is working sporting events or not, he always loves talking sports. He is a prolific tweeter, so if you want to stay “in the know” about sports in the Bluegrass, follow Andrew on Twitter @ADChernoff. If you have a story idea for our sports team, send it to Andrew at Andrew.Chernoff@charter.com.


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