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Franklin Regional tops Indiana 34-20

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Maryland-bound Franklin Regional senior Brett Zanotto rushed for 157 yards and a touchdown to lead the Panthers to a 34-20 win over visiting Indiana on Friday night.

The Panthers improved to 3-1 while the Little Indians dropped to 2-2 in the Greater Allegheny Conference.

Quarterback Santino Birty added a touchdown in the air and one on the ground for Franklin Regional.

The Panthers took an early lead when Zachary Iovino hauled in a 13-yard pass from Birty in the first quarter. James Young added a 20-yard field goal in the second quarter and Franklin Regional took a 9-0 lead into the half.

Zanotto extended the score to 16-0 with his only touchdown of the game in the third quarter.

The Little Indians got on the board on a 56-yard run by quarterback Jacob Zilinskas, but the Panthers answered with another Young field goal to make the score 19-6.

Dylan Stapleton made things interesting with a 20-yard touchdown run, pulling Indiana within 19-13, but Franklin Regional got touchdown runs from Dominic Giannangeli and Birty to push the lead to 34-13.

Stapleton caught a pass from Zilinskas to cap the scoring at 34-20.

Indiana's Zilinskas rushed for 134 yards. The Panthers ran for 354 yards on the ground in the game.


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