Franklin College football team wins Victory Bell Classic, earns playoff berth

The Franklin College football team won its fourth straight Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference title and a berth to the NCAA Division III playoffs with a 59-21 victory at Hanover College on Saturday.

In the process, the No. 23 Grizzlies claimed their ninth straight win in the Victory Bell Classic.

Franklin (7-3, 7-1) will host Washington-St. Louis in a first-round tourney game at noon       Saturday. The Grizzlies are the first team to win four consecutive HCAC titles.

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