2016 Franklin College Football News

  • Football Team Announces 2016 Award Winners
    March 10, 2017
    FRANKLIN, Ind. (March 10, 2017) – Franklin College head football coach Mike Leonard has announced the team’s award winners for the 2016 season. The recipients are:
  • Grizzlies Football Team Led Nation in Passing Yards
    January 31, 2017
    FRANKLIN, Ind. (Jan. 31, 2017) – The Franklin College football team was the 2016-17 NCAA Division III national leader for passing yards per game.
  • 30 Fall Sports Student Athletes Earn Tom Bohlsen Academic All-Conference Awards
    December 16, 2016
    FRANKLIN, IND. (December 16, 2016)- 30 Fall sports student-athletes were named to the Tom Bohlsen Academic All-Conference team
  • Chase Burton repeats as HCAC Football Offensive Player of the Year, 8 Players named Football 1st Team All -HCAC
    November 16, 2016
    Franklin, Ind. - Franklin College junior quarterback Chase Burton (Corydon, Ind./Corydon Central) has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference's (HCAC) Offensive Player of the Year.
  • Football Records Road Win against Anderson
    November 05, 2016
    Anderson, Ind. - Junior Chase Burton threw six touchdown passes as the Franklin College football team recorded a 55-34 victory at Anderson University in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) play on Saturday.
  • First-Place Football Hits Road to Anderson on Saturday
    November 03, 2016
    Franklin, Ind. - The first-place Franklin College football team plays its final road contest of the 2016 season by traveling to Anderson University on Saturday, November 5 at 1:30 p.m. in Anderson, Indiana.
  • Hayes, Surface Earn HCAC Player of the Week Honors
    October 31, 2016
    Franklin, Ind. - Leading their teams to Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference victories last Saturday has earned Franklin College junior linebacker Colton Hayes and freshman volleyball hitter Kennedy Surface the league’s Player of the Week award in their respective sports for the first time in their collegiate careers.
  • Balanced Attack Leads Football to Win at MSJ
    October 29, 2016
    Franklin, Ind. - A balanced team performance led the Franklin College football team to score 35 unanswered second-half points in a 56-24 victory at Mount St. Joseph University on Saturday.
  • Football Hoping to Remain Atop HCAC with Game at MSJ
    October 27, 2016
    Franklin, Ind. - The Franklin College football team takes its Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) title hopes to Mount St. Joseph University for a key matchup on Saturday, October 29 at 1:30 p.m. from Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Griz Lose to Rose-Hulman But Remains Tied for HCAC Lead
    October 22, 2016
    Franklin, Ind. - The Franklin College football team suffered a hard-fought 23-22 last-minute loss to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology on Saturday at Faught Stadium, but the Grizzlies remain tied for first place in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC).
  • Griz Supporting HCAC’s Samaritan’s Feet Initiative Saturday
    October 20, 2016
    Franklin, Ind. - Fans attending Franklin College’s home football game on Saturday, October 22 can assist the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) in supporting the Samaritan’s Feet worldwide humanitarian organization.
  • No. 14 Griz Returns to Gridiron Saturday vs. Rose-Hulman
    October 19, 2016
    Franklin, Ind. - After a week off from the schedule, the nationally ranked Franklin College football team returns to the gridiron with a home contest against Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in a key Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) contest on Saturday, October 22 at 1:30 p.m. from Faught Stadium.
  • Wroblewskis Sharing Gridiron, College Experiences
    October 18, 2016
    Franklin, Ind. - Lee and Tanner Wroblewski are happy to share experiences on the gridiron and campus life at Franklin College, much to the benefit of the Grizzlies’ nationally ranked football team.
  • Register for the 2016 Wes Shambaugh Big Heart 5K
    October 18, 2016
    The Franklin College football team is hosting the Big Heart 5K run/walk in memory of Speedway resident and former football player Wes Shambaugh on Saturday, November 12 at 10 a.m. at Grizzly Park.
  • Football Now Ranked No. 14 in D3football.com Poll
    October 17, 2016
    Franklin, Ind. - The Franklin College football team returns to the gridiron following its bye week with a No. 14 ranking in the D3football.com Top 25 national poll – up three positions from last week.
  • Football Continues Ascent in Top 25 Polls
    October 10, 2016
    Franklin, Ind. - The Franklin College football team continues to climb in national NCAA Division III Top 25 polls behind four consecutive victories and a 5-1 record for the 2016 season.
  • No. 18 Football Defeats Earlham on Homecoming
    October 08, 2016
    Franklin, Ind. - The nationally ranked Franklin College football team will take a well-deserved breather after scoring six touchdowns and gaining 479 total yards in a decisive 40-7 Homecoming victory Saturday over Earlham College in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) game at Faught Stadium.
  • Nationally Ranked Griz Hosting Earlham on Homecoming
    October 05, 2016
    Franklin, Ind. - The nationally ranked Franklin College football team hopes to give alumni lots of cheer about during the annual Homecoming game on Saturday, October 8 at 1:30 p.m. against Earlham College from Faught Stadium.
  • Football Shines with Senior Florida Connections
    October 03, 2016
    Franklin, Ind. - Three Franklin College football players had to meet new teammates, learn a complex playbook, and purchase winter jackets after arriving on campus in the fall of 2013 from Florida’s warm weather and sandy beaches.
  • Griz Ranked Inside Top 20 in D3football.com and AFCA Polls
    October 03, 2016
    Franklin, Ind. - The Franklin College football team continues to climb in national NCAA Division III polls, being ranked inside the top 20 entering the sixth week of the 2016 season.
  • Aerial Attack Leads No. 19 Football Past Manchester
    October 01, 2016
    North Manchester, Ind. - Amassing 449 yards and six touchdowns through the air, No. 19 Franklin College football picked up a commanding 41-27 victory at Manchester University on Saturday in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) action.
  • No. 19 Football Travels to Manchester on Saturday
    September 28, 2016
    Franklin, Ind. - The No. 19-ranked Franklin College football team continues Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) play with a road game at Manchester University on Saturday, October 1 at 1:30 p.m. from North Manchester, Indiana.
  • Football Climbs Up in Both Division III National Top 25 Polls
    September 26, 2016
    Franklin, Ind. - A glistening 3-1 record for the Franklin College football team continues to attract attention from voters in the weekly national NCAA Division III Top 25 polls.
  • Opportunistic Griz Defeat Bluffton to Remain atop HCAC
    September 24, 2016
    Franklin, Ind. - An opportunistic Franklin College football team continued its mastery of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) with Saturday’s 44-38 victory over previously undefeated Bluffton University at Faught Stadium.
  • Football Hosting ‘Tribute to Service Day’ Game on Saturday
    September 22, 2016
    Franklin, Ind. - The Franklin College football team is preparing for a stern Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) test when undefeated Bluffton University comes to Faught Stadium on Saturday, September 24, starting at 1:30 p.m.
  • Austin Day Pulling Double Duty on Gridiron, Military Fields
    September 20, 2016
    Franklin, Ind. - Commitment. Dedication. Teamwork. Those attributes go hand in hand for Austin Day as a senior linebacker for the Franklin College football team and as a military officer in training.
  • Football Ranked in Two National Polls
    September 19, 2016
    Franklin, Ind. - The Franklin College football team is now ranked in two national top-25 polls entering the fourth week of the 2016 season.
  • No. 22 Football Wins HCAC Opener at Defiance
    September 17, 2016
    Defiance, Ohio - The No. 22-ranked Franklin College football team scored three first-quarter touchdowns and did not look back in picking up a 41-6 road victory against Defiance College in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opener for both teams on Saturday.
  • Football Opening HCAC Play at Defiance
    September 14, 2016
    Franklin, Ind. - The Franklin College football team begins its quest for another Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship when it travels to Defiance College on Saturday, September 17 at 1:30 p.m. from Defiance, Ohio.
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