In the article the coach talked about family.
I often write about how a football team is so much more than the coaches and players. At Franklin this is on display all the time.
There are announcers cracking corny jokes from on high in the press box; the guys who have spent nearly every fall Friday of their adult lives marking of ten yards at a time on the sidelines; the referees who are in high demand these days as they struggle to get new blood willing to officiate; the overworked trainer who also runs the entire athletic program for the school; the ball boy with funny hat; the cheers who toss swag into the stands between rallying cries for crowd enthusiasm and support for the team; the band who are the pride of Pennsylvania according to their long-time director and many others in the stands; the fans who holler encouragement as well as coach from five rows deep; the audio techs; the live streamers; the yearbook photographers; the walking taco sous-chefs; the ticket takers, security guards and countless others who come together to make sure these games go on.
Sometimes during a pandemic. This extension of what Coach Turk calls the Franklin Football family is what makes it all come together. And its what keeps Friday nights under the lights continue on.
Here are a few photos of this extended family.