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Shelbyville win costly for Rebels

Franklin junior Garrison Matthews clutches his shoulder pads after catching a touchdown pass in the third quarter of Friday night's 41-13 win over Shelbyville.  Matthews broke his left collar bone on the catch and is expected to miss the remainder of the regular season.

Photo by Becky Williams
Franklin junior receiver Garrison Matthews confirmed Sunday afternoon he broke his left collar bone on his second touchdown catch in the Rebels’ 41-13 win over Shelbyville Friday night.
“I went to the doctor yesterday,” Matthews said Sunday. “He says I’m going to be out 6-8 weeks…basically the rest of the season.”
The 6-4, 200 pound tight end was the leading receiver on Franklin’s undefeated team, grabbing 13 catches for 189 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Despite the early prognosis, the optimistic Matthews isn’t giving up his junior season completely.
“There is a possibility I could make the play-offs.  I really wanted to play Centennial the last game of the year, but that won’t happen.”
A two-sport stand-out, Matthews says he’s, “…excited for basketball, even though I can’t shoot.  We’ll just have to get back into that.”
As for the rest of the football season, he says there won’t be much of a change in his schedule.
“I’ll still be at every practice and every game.”

Posted on: 9/22/2013


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