The quarterback the Indians expected to start transferred shortly before the first game of the season, but Burgos and new starting quarterback Vernon Brown led Franklin (12-2) to a state championship.
The Indians beat Linganore, 17-14, on a last-second field goal by kicker Simon Spath in the MPSSAA 3A title game. Franklin also won 3A titles in 2013 and 2014.
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Issue 250: December 2018 / January 2019