Altavista - The Altavista Colonels take a three-and-a-half hour bus ride to Franklin on the far side of Emporia for their Division One sectional final Friday night.
Franklin is the number one seed, unbeaten at 12-0. The Broncos' speed and athleticism is what really jumps out at Altavista's Mike Scharnus.
Mike Scharnus, ALTAVISTA HEAD COACH, said "Offensively, they've got a potent offense. They've got a two-tight (end) power I and they've got quick linemen, quick linemen, quick running backs and they run the ball mostly, they're run-oriented. Defensively, they're gonna give us different looks, but again they're very athletic, very fast and play great defense."
Juan Thornhill, ALTAVISTA SOPH. QUARTERBACK - "Everybody at the beginning of the season, nobody thought we could make it this far. Everybody was saying we were going to be the doormat of the Dogwood, but we just took it game-by-game to win."