FRANKLIN, Ind. – The schedule is set for the 2018 campaign for the Franklin College football team, as the Grizzlies get set to embark on a mission for their second straight undisputed Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) championship.
A total of five games will be played at beautiful Faught Stadium this coming fall, starting with the season opener under the lights on Sept. 1 against Benedictine (Ill.). It will also be Alumni Day at Faught Stadium, with kickoff set for 6:00 p.m.
The next time the Grizzlies are at home comes on Sept. 29, when Rose-Hulman comes to town for homecoming and Pediatric Cancer Awareness Day. It will be a showdown of the two perennial powers in the HCAC, who have altered road wins in each of the last two years.
Franklin's lone home game of October takes place on Oct. 20 when Earlham makes the journey to Faught Stadium for Samaritan's Feet Day at the field. The regular season closes with back-to-back home contests against Bluffton on Nov. 3, and Hanover on Nov. 10 for the 88th Victory Bell Classic.
The Grizzlies will hit the road for contests at Albion (Sept. 8), Anderson (Sept. 15), Defiance (Oct. 6), Mount St. Joseph (Oct. 13) and Manchester (Oct. 27). Kickoff for all HCAC contests are set for 1:30 p.m.