The Franklin County-Western Hills football game is always an event, and the past three years it’s lived up to the hype.

The annual game between the two teams will be tonight at 7:30 at Benny Watkins Field.

The last three games have been decided by a total of 13 points.

WHHS won 36-34 in 2016, and FCHS took the last two contests, winning 24-20 in 2017 and 27-20 last year.

The Flyers built a 21-0 lead last year, only to see the Wolverines rally to pull within one touchdown. WHHS was driving the ball when time ran out.

In 2017, a back-and-forth battle went FCHS’ way when Dakota Bowen scored on an interception return with 4:10 left in the game.

The two teams traded the lead in the 2016 game, but Western Hills was able to build a nine-point lead with 3:44 remaining before having to withstand a Franklin County rally,

The win ended a six-game losing streak to FCHS.

Both teams opened their seasons last week.

Franklin County defeated East Jessamine 35-28 Friday in the Bowl at East Jessamine.

The Flyers are ranked 10th in the state in Class 4A in the latest Associated Press poll.

WHHS fell to Taylor County 37-8 Saturday in the Forcht Bank Bowl at Campbellsville University. Tre Goodin, a senior at Taylor County, has committed to Eastern Kentucky University. The Cardinals are ranked No. 9 in Class 3A in the AP poll.

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