Vintage Helmet and American Football Ball

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If you are from Anywhere, USA, and happened to stumble upon this site, Franklin and Oil City are about eight miles apart along Route 8 in Venango County, Pa. -- which is about halfway between Pittsburgh and Erie in the western part of the state.

Penny Weichel, site editor

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Covering high school football in Venango County, Pa.

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Ian Haynes set school and District 10 records with 9,471 yards in his four-year career. The 2019 graduate holds all the Franklin passing records.

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QB Ted Marchibroda (left)  and DB Bay Lawrence are the first two Franklin players to make the NFL. Marchibroda was a first round draft pick of the Steelers in the early 1950s and later was named Coach of the Year when he was with the Colts. Lawrence  was a three-time Pro Bowler for the Atlanta Falcons in the 1970s.