Franklin High School Wildcats Damerien Claridy (33) and John Montgomery III (44), tackle Elk Grove Thundering Herd Jaden Burns (22), during the third quarter as Elk Grove defeatd Franklin 30-26 at Cosumnes Oaks High School, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017.
Franklin High School Wildcats Damerien Claridy (33) and John Montgomery III (44), tackle Elk Grove Thundering Herd Jaden Burns (22), during the third quarter as Elk Grove defeatd Franklin 30-26 at Cosumnes Oaks High School, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. Brian Baer Brian Baer/Special to The Bee
Franklin High School Wildcats Damerien Claridy (33) and John Montgomery III (44), tackle Elk Grove Thundering Herd Jaden Burns (22), during the third quarter as Elk Grove defeatd Franklin 30-26 at Cosumnes Oaks High School, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. Brian Baer Brian Baer/Special to The Bee
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