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Franklin hopes to end Kimberly's perfection in D1 WIAA state championship game

Posted at 12:10 PM, Nov 18, 2016

They lost their season opener, but haven't lost since, and now Franklin High's Football team is heading to the state finals.

The game is being played Friday night at Camp Randall in Madison. Friday morning, some parents in Franklin skipped work to send the Sabers off in style.

Inside Franklin High, the entire student body crammed inside the gym for a pep rally.

"When you do something like this, the whole school is involved. It's not just the football team or parents, it's the entire community of people who have supported us all year. When I thanked these kids this morning, I meant it from the heart," said Coach Louis Brown.

"I woke up this morning energized and ready to go," said Aaron Simmons, the captain of the football team.

Franklin is trying to add to an impressive resume. They've rattled off 12 straight wins this season, and have one championship game under their belts.

But Friday night they're playing Kimberly, the defending champs.  A team that's on a 55-game winning streak and looking for a fourth straight perfect season.

The game is played Friday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.