It has been a tough week for the Franklin football team. The Cougars began their preparation for Friday’s Area Playoff game against Euless Trinity with news no football family wants to hear.
Their teammate, Franklin running back James McClain-Green, was seriously injured in a car crash late Saturday night in Santa Teresa, New Mexico. McClain-Green continues to fight for his life in a local hospital and endured another successful surgery on Friday while his teammates fought for him on the football field.
James’ surgery went well. He will have additional surgery possibly Sunday. Thank you for your continued prayers and support. #915family #cougarnation #footballfamily #jamesthewarrior #powerofprayer #gratitude— Franklin Cougars (@FranklinCougars) November 23, 2018
Franklin honored McClain-Green by carrying his jersey out to midfield for the coin-toss and wore a helmet decal with his initials and number on it.
The outcome was not what the Cougars had in mind, but their fight resembled the fight of their injured teammate against one of the top teams in the state of Texas, ultimately falling to the Trojans 44-28.
Franklin finishes the season 9-3 overall and captured a district championship, as well as a bi-district championship in the process.
There is little doubt amongst members of this Cougars football family that Franklin will be back in the playoffs, but more importantly, they hope to see McClain-Green back to his normal self.