Unfortunately, there is Cathedral Prep, formerly Villa Maria sitting right there in the way.
Last season they took revenge on the Knights to claim the district title. The pitcher's duel between Edge and Jenna Wagner is reminiscent of Ali/Frazier fights. They punch, counter punch and eventually someone has to lose.
Last year two teams made it out of districts so it didn't much matter who won or lost, except for pride , bragging rights and the hardware in the trophy case.
This year that is not the case and on a dusty field in Hermitage they met for the third straight year for the title.
And it was a dog fight.
Right from the beginning, Franklin bit first taking advantage of a fielding error to go up 1-0
This set up the trend of the day for the Knights with the bottom half of the line-up really coming through with key hits and scoring runs while the top of the order uncharacteristically struggled.