NORTH BRUNSWICK — The Franklin High School boys bowling team got itself off to a great start for the season, placing third at Saturday’s Bob James Memorial Holiday Classic at Carolier Lanes in North Brunswick.
The Warriors finished just 27 pins behind John F. Kennedy, which rolled 3,106 to Franklin’s 3,079.
“We have veteran bowlers, with four seniors in our starting lineup, so they know what they’re capable of doing,” Franklin head coach Ken Margolin said. “They’re a little disappointed because they dropped off about 100 pins in that third game, from where they were in the first two, but they know when they bowl well, they can compete with anybody in the state.”
The Warriors got off to a great start, rolling a 1,063 as a team in the first game and followed that up with an 1,107 in the middle game, before finishing with a 909.
Margolin knows that this is just the first of many times this season that his team will compete and getting off to a good start is highly encouraging, both for him and his bowlers.
“Because of how we finished the last game, they know that they have to go back and work on their spare conversions; that’s the difference between winning and losing these meets,” Margolin said.