Franklin routs Adrian in NCAA III football playoff game

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Franklin College routed Adrian 42-10 in their NCAA Division III football playoff game Saturday.

The Grizzlies (9-2) advanced to the second round, which will be Nov. 24, while the Bulldogs finish their season with a 9-2 mark.

After being held scoreless in the opening quarter, Franklin put up four touchdowns in the second period and held a 28-10 lead at halftime.

FC junior quarterback Jonny West completed 24 of 37 passes for 303 yards and 4 touchdowns to lead the Griz offensive attack.

Junior split end Kyle Linville made 9 receptions for 176 yards and 3 touchdowns and senior running back Luke Hamm rushed 10 times for 68 yards and a score.

The Grizzlies piled up 511 total yards of offense Adrian's 225.