The fans in the bleachers on the home side at Eagle Rock High School didn't make much noise after the first quarter of Friday night's game.
l limited the ERHS to just one score in a 30-7 Northern League triumph over the Eagles.
"It's hard to bounce back after playing a team like Roybal that isn't there yet and these guys responded," head coach Eric Jaimes said."
ERHS (3-6, 2-2 Northern League) put it's lone touchdown on the board midway through the first quarter.
Senior quarterback Jordan Hayes provided much of the offense on the Eagle's lone scoring drive. Hayes carried the ball four times, netting 64 yards on the Eagles only scoring drive of the night.
Franklin (6-3, 3-1) responded in the second when Anthony Macias scored from three yards out. Willy Davis put the Panthers ahead, 8-7, on a successful two-point conversion attempt.
Joshua Taylor would set up Franklin's next TD when he leaped into the air to grab a John-Anthony Aguilar pass, keeping his feet in bounds along the right sideline for the completion.
Macias barreled into the end zone from nine yards out, dragging Eagle Rock defenders with him as he put the Panthers up 14-7 with 6:15 remaining in the first half.
"This was a big win for us, Eagle Rock is our rival and we were fired up to play them especially after what they did to our field house," Macias said.
Frankin's field house had been a target of vandalism the night before the big game.
FHS extended its lead 20-7 after Macias scored his second TD of the night from the 1-yard line with less than a minute left to play in the first half.
The Panthers converted on a second two-point conversion and lead 22-7 at the break.
Following a scoreless third quarter, Franklin's scored its final TD eight ticks into the fourth when Aguilar connected with Eddie Cisneros for 37 yards.
The Panthers converted on another two-point after attempt, closing the doors on the Eagles.
Franklin retains possession of the principal's trophy, which is awarded to the winner of the rivalry game.
Aguilar said, "It was a great game, I expected it to be like this. I knew we were going to come out on top with the victory because we practiced hard and we came out with the 'W.'"