HENDERSONVILLE — Franklin improved to 4-1 in the month of April with a convincing 15-5 victory at Pope John Paul II Friday night. The Admirals improve to 10-4 while dropping the Knights to 6-8 on the season.

The Admiral lacrosse team were paced by junior Alex Johnston and his four goals while Gavin Reid and Daniel Weatherford who each had three goals, but it was Joey Cuthbert who earned match player of the game. Cuthbert ended the night with four assists and four points.

Junior Jim Williams controlled the game from the start, winning a healthy 81% of his face-off attempts, giving the Admirals extra possessions when they needed them most.

JPII honored six seniors: Eli and Asa Douglas, Hawkeye Kauffman, Kiano Vatandoost, Hugh Gebhardt and Hayden Latham before the match.

Though head coach Pat Kennedy has only been around this crop of seniors for a short time, the lasting impact this core has made on Kennedy and the program will last years to come.

“These guys have been so great this year; with all the unknowns throughout our country they have been amazing and led our younger guys in so many aspects,” he said. “They have been great people in our school, in our community and now the younger guys have been able to see how things are done the right wya. I could not have asked for a better group of senior leaders this year.”