Grizzlies growl in big win at Earlham

Special to the Daily Journal


Franklin College sophomore quarterback Chase Burton completed all 16 passing attempts for 327 yards and six touchdowns as the football team won, 80-19, at Earlham College in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) play on Saturday.

The Grizzlies (4-2, 4-0 HCAC) scored 54 points in the first half, including four scores on the first play of a drive.

Sophomore wingback Lee Wroblewski caught four passes for 153 yards and three touchdowns. He had a 39-yard reception for a touchdown on the game’s first play. Wroblewski added touchdown receptions of 50 and 52 yards in the second quarter.

Sophomore split end Darrell Crenshaw had two touchdown catches, while senior Mason Deal had a touchdown reception during the first half.

Junior running back Kole Stogner rushed 33 yards for a first-quarter score in his only carry of the game. Classmate Ty’Ronte Files gained 67 yards and had one touchdown.

The Grizzlies gained 650 yards, including 258 rushing yards. Franklin has rushed for 150 or more yards in four straight games for the first time since 2010.

Defensively, junior lineman Devante Ash, sophomore linebacker Jay McClain and junior linebacker Austin Day recorded five tackles each.

Junior defensive back Taylor Christensen had an interception for the third consecutive game.

Franklin returns to action on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. when it hosts Mount St. Joseph University on Homecoming from Faught Stadium.