WACO, Texas The Franklin Lions ran their way to the third round of the postseason Friday in a win over Troy, 34-7.
The Lions used their power running game all night to control the tempo and earn an Area round playoff win over the Trojans.
Franklin scored a pair of rushing touchdowns in the first quarter to build a 14-0 lead in the game. They added another touchdown on the ground in the second quarter to lead 21-0 at the half.
Franklin scored one touchdown in the third quarter and then one more in the fourth quarter to put the win on ice, beating the Trojans 34-7.