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High school basketball

Senior captain’s grit sparks Franklin squad

There wasn’t a doubt in Chris Rodgers’s mind that he was going to take it strong.

Though his team faced what felt like an insurmountable lead in the fourth quarter against New Jersey high school power Christian Brothers Academy, and though the academy’s 6-foot-7 center, Pat Andree, stood between him and the rim during a Franklin High fast break, the senior guard decided quickly that he would not back down.

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