Abel Carrillo -Town Talk Sports El Paso
El Paso, TX—Chapin looked like it’s offense fixed it’s struggles. That was until Franklin defense settled in and found its rhythm.
Time of possession clearly had favored Chapin throughout the entire game but finishing drives is where the issue still remains. Franklin buckled down when it mattered most forcing 3 key interceptions, one that went for a touchdown and other in the red zone.
Franklin’s offense lived off big chunk plays the entire night. Big runs up the middle or big pass plays down the sideline would set Franklin up in prime position to score. Franklin’s quarterback Danny Walther had himself a 21 yard rushing touchdown in the 2nd quarter giving a commanding 21-7 lead. Chapin would answer to end the half trailing 21-13.
The second half became about the defenses stuffing the offenses. Only a field goal would be scored between the two teams in the final half. Chapin had more chances to score but failed three times in the red zone. Franklin’s offense stayed aggressive all the way through just never seemed to find the right play call to convert when they needed to.
Our Casa Nissan player of the game was quarterback Danny Walther for the big plays he generated in the first half to help his team get out to a fast start. Franklin’s entire defense was also in the conversation for its three interceptions and pressure it had on Chapin’s quarterback Christian McKeever.