2017 Video Snapshot: Franklin

Franklin looks the part of a champion. The Wildcats have winning pedigree, legitimate size up front and an elite running back. Throw in the motivation for a deeper playoff run and this squad is primed for big things in 2017.

For head coach Brad Childers and his staff the job at hand is to get their players to put in the elbow grease and the work ethic needed to become the “real deal.” Franklin may not go through the season unscathed like they did a year ago and in the end it may not matter. The Wildcats are going to be a battle-tested nuisance in the postseason.

Division III, Region 12
2016 RECORD: 11-1, 6-0 SWBL Southwestern
COACH:  Brad Childers (21-11 at Franklin, three years; 21-11 overall)

Franklin head coach Brad Childers (photo by Greg Shoemaker/

Ryan Montgomery, Sr, RB – It was a season most high school players only dream about and what Montgomery accomplished in ’16 was nothing short of spectacular. He was named the Division III Southwest District Player of the Year, Second Team All-Ohio, Dayton Offensive Player of the Year and Southwestern Buckeye League Offensive Player of the Year after running for 1,935 yards, with 34 rushing touchdowns, 541 yards passing, four scoring tosses, 36 receptions, 518 receiving yards, two touchdown catches along with 16 kickoff returns for 460 yards and a touchdown. His offers include Ball State, Toledo, Kentucky, Miami, Youngstown State, Western Michigan, University of Cincinnati, Eastern Kentucky, Iowa State, Michigan State, Indiana and Northwestern.

Braden White, Sr, QB – In his first year as a starter White was named Second Team All-Southwest District. The 6-foot-3, 225 pound slinger threw for 2,055 yards with 26 touchdowns passes and only three interceptions as a junior. He also ran for 239 yards and two scores.

Nate Glossip, Sr, OL/DL – One of the SWBL’s most dominating linemen. Glossip was named Second Team All-Southwest District after getting in on 67 total tackles with two sacks and two interceptions as a junior. A three-year letterman Glossip has 173.5 career tackles.

Matt Schneider, Sr, K – A record setting junior campaign earned Schneider Special Mention All-Southwest District accolades.

Matt Centers, Jr, LB – A Special Mention All-Southwest District selection as a sophomore, Centers is on pace to become Franklin’s all-time leader in tackles.

Ryan Knipper, Sr, LB – One of the leaders of the defense. Knipper finished his junior campaign with 85 total tackles (52 solo) and eight sacks. He was named Second Team All-SWBL Buckeye for the effort.

Jared Kinzer, Sr, WR – Will be White’s top target at receiver this fall.

Logan Hall, Sr, OL – The 6-foor-5, 355 pound Hall is back for another year as a starter.

Transfers Zach Bowermaster, Jake Bowermaster from Centerville and one from Drew Gescuk provide welcomed depth.

(10 appearances, 5-10) – 2016, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2008, 1993, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1985

Fri – 08/25/17 – at Carlisle – 7:00 PM
Fri – 09/01/17 – EDGEWOOD – 7:00 PM
Fri – 09/08/17 – at Piqua – 7:00 PM
Fri – 09/15/17 – EATON – 7:00 PM
Fri – 09/22/17 – at Valley View – 7:00 PM
Fri – 09/29/17 – at Waynesville – 7:00 PM
Fri – 10/06/17 – BELLBROOK – 7:00 PM
Fri – 10/13/17 – at Monroe – 7:00 PM
Fri – 10/20/17 – at Oakwood – 7:00 PM
Fri – 10/27/17 – BROOKVILLE – 7:00 PM

The Franklin program arguably had its best season ever in ‘16. Here is a list of the Wildcats achievements.
–13th League Championship
–Fourth 10-win season in school history
–First 11-win season in school history
–23 school football records broken
–# 1 ranking in Region 12
–AP Ohio Division III #4 rank (highest ranking ever)

Several Wildcat players set records in ’16. Here is a look at their accomplishments.
Ryan Montgomery
–Most yards rushing in a regular season (10 games): 1,609
–Most yards rushing in a season (12 games): 1,935
–Most all-purpose yards in a season: 3,434
–Most yards from scrimmage in a regular season (10 games): 2,035
–Most yards from scrimmage in a season (12 games): 2,453
–Most touchdowns scored in a regular season (10 games): 32
–Most touchdowns scored in a season (12 games): 41
–Most points scored in a game: 30 (vs. Valley View)
–Most touchdowns scored in a game: 5 (vs. Valley View)

Braden White
–Most yards of total offense in a game: 439 (vs. Oakwood)
–Most yards passing in a game: 378 (vs. Oakwood)
–Longest Completion (career): 97 yard (to Noah Kremer vs. Valley View)
–Fewest interceptions in a regular season (10 games): 1
–Fewest interceptions in season (12 games): 3
–Most touchdown passes in a season: 26

Matt Schneider
–Most extra points in a game: 9 of 9 (twice – Oakwood & Monroe)
–Most points kicking in a season: 75
–Most extra points kicking in a season: 66 of 68
–Most Consecutive PAT’s: 38 (2016 – Present)

Ryan Montgomery
Braden White

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