Victory Bell History

SERIES QUICK FACTS

Victory Bell Handshake Overall Record: Tie, 42-42-3

Matt Theobald (HC '96) vs. FC: 0-2

Mike Leonard (HC '84) vs. HC: 13-2

Hanover at home (since 2010): 0-4

Franklin at home (since 2010): 4-0

Current Streak: FC, 13 games

Longest HC win streak: 14, 1942-1958

Longest FC win streak: 13, 2005-present

Last Hanover win: 24-7, 2004

Last Franklin win: 56-14, 2017

Largst margin of victory (HC): 51-0, 1948

Largest margin of victory (FC): 76-0, 1919


ALL-TIME SERIES SCORES

*Year - Bell Game Winner, Final Score

1898 - Hanover, 18-11 1899 - Franklin 17-0 1900 - Hanover 16-6
1900 - Tie 5-5 1901 - Hanover 6-0 1901 - Franklin 6-5
1902 - Franklin 47-0 1903 - Franklin 12-0 1906 - Hanover 10-6
1908 - Tie 8-8 1908 - Hanover 17-6 1909 - Hanover 31-5
1911- Franklin 15-0 1912 - Franklin 28-3 1913 - Franklin 6-0
1914 - Hanover 14-13 1915 - Franklin 74-0 1916 - Franklin 72-7
1917 - Franklin 21-3 1918 - Franklin 14-6 1919 - Franklin 76-0
1920 - Franklin 34-0 1921 - Franklin 7-0 1922 - Tie 0-0
1923 - Franklin 40-0 1937 - Franklin 12-0 1938 - Hanover 19-13
1939 - Hanover 13-7 1940 - Hanover 7-0 1941 - Franklin 13-0
1942 - Hanover 12-7 1946 - Hanover 14-0 1947 - Hanover 20-6
1948 - Hanover 51-0 1949 - Hanover 54-14 1950 - Hanover 40-7
1951 - Hanover 21-0 1952 - Hanover 27-7 1953 - Hanover 19-7
1954 - Hanover 47-14 1955 - Hanover 34-19 1956 - Hanover 35-14
1957 - Hanover 28-13 1958 - Hanover 13-6 1959 - Franklin 19-13
1960 - Franklin 32-0 1961 - Hanover 20-19 1962 - Franklin 21-20
1963 - Franklin 20-0 1964 - Franklin 34-7 1965 - Franklin 33-28
1966 - Franklin 21-20 1967 - Franklin 14-8 1968 - Hanover 27-12
1969 - Hanover 30-7 1970 - Franklin 21-14 1971 - Franklin 27-7
1988 - Franklin 34-13 1989 - Hanover 49-16 1990 - Hanover 47-33
1991 - Hanover 34-31 1992 - Hanover 31-7 1993 - Franklin 41-28
1994 - Hanover 49-42 1995 - Hanover 26-22 1996 - Hanover 27-14
1997 - Hanover 19-6 1998 - Hanover 41-20 1999 - Hanover 27-10
2000 - Hanover 34-17 2001 - Hanover 54-6 2002 - Hanover 57-12
2003 - Hanover 33-24 2004 - Hanover 24-7 2005 - Franklin 45-15
2006 - Franklin 35-10 2007 - Franklin 55-14 2008 - Franklin 34-0
2009 - Franklin 42-28 2010 - Franklin 48-25 2011 - Franklin 40-15
2012 - Franklin 58-29 2013 - Franklin 59-21 2014 - Franklin 49-33
2015 - Franklin 53-13 2016 - Franklin 38-21 2017 - Franklin 56-14

Hanover Victory Bell VICTORY BELL THROUGH THE YEARS

The 2018 Hanover-Franklin game marks the 88th meeting all-time between the two schools, and the 62nd-annual battle for the Victory Bell. The Panthers and Grizzlies are currently deadlocked at a 42-42-3 stalemate in the overall series, with Hanover holding a 35-26 advantage in Bell games. The 2018 meeting will also mark the 31st consecutive meeting, extending the longest streak in series history. 

The Victory Bell has been awarded to the winner of the rivalry contest since 1938. The idea of a trophy for the winner of the annual game was presented by Hanover's "Bat Club," a non-athletic group of male students on campus that wanted to improve school spirit. 

Hanover's longest winning streak, 14, lasted from 1942-1958. The Panthers also posted wins in the Victory Bell matchup in 15 of 16 tries from 1989 through the 2004 season, which also included 11 consecutive triumphs. The Blue and Red's last series victory came during the 2004 season, when the team won on the road 24-7.

Franklin has won the past 13 meetings, extending a program record for most consecutive wins in the series. The Grizzlies notched a 56-14 victory at Hanover in 2017. The 2017 game also featured state-wide coverage, as the IndyStar did a story on the rivalry, specifically the Victory Bell itself. The IndyStar also featured the rivalry in the week leading up to the 2018 matchup, revealing the origins of the Bell


VICTORY BELL, LAST TIME...

Both teams entered with a winning record: Franklin 8-1, Hanover 6-3 (Nov. 10, 2018)

Both teams entered with a losing record: Franklin 4-5, Hanover 4-5 (Nov. 12, 2005)

Most points scored by Hanover in signle game: 57, 57-12 HC (1948)

Most scored by Franklin in a single game: 76, 76-0 FC (1919)

Most combined points scored in a single game: 91, 49-42 HC (1994)

Fewest combined points scored in a single game: 0, 0-0 Tie (1922)

Hanover held Franklin scoreless: 21-0 (Oct. 6, 1951)

Franklin held Hanover scoreless: 34-0 (Nov. 15, 2008)

Either team scored on a safety: Franklin (Nov. 14, 2015)

Either team scored on a punt return: Franklin, Austin Garrell, 50 yards (Nov. 10, 2007)

Either team scored on an interception return: Franklin, Partrick Sheller, 7 yards (Nov. 10, 2007)

Either team scored on a fumble return: Hanover, Ricky Windell, 0 yards (Nov. 15, 2014)

Either team scored on a 40-plus yard field goal: Hanover, Drew Starck, 52 yards (Nov. 16, 2002)

Either team had a player make two field goals in a game: Hanover, Ben Wheeler, 31 & 35 yards (Nov. 15, 2014)

Hanover kick return for a touchdown: Daniel Passafiume, 84 yards (Nov. 13, 2010)

Franklin kick return for a touchdown: Kile Stogner, 83 yards (Nov. 15, 2014)

Hanover quarterback to pass for 300 yards: Chase Lightfoot, 353 yards (Nov. 12, 2016)

Hanover quarterback to pass for 400 yards: Chase Lightfoot, 505 yards (Nov. 15, 2014)

Hanover quarterback to pass for 500 yards: Chase Lightfoot, 505 yards (Nov. 15, 2014)

Hanover quarterback to pass for three touchdowns: Chase Lightfoot, 3 touchdowns (Nov. 12, 2016)

Hanover quarterback to pass for four touchdowns: Chase Lightfoot, 4 touchdowns (Nov. 15, 2014)

Hanover quarterback to pass for five touchdowns: Terry Peebles, 6 touchdowns (Nov. 12, 1994)

Franklin quarterback to pass or 300 yards: Chase Burton , 532 yards (Nov. 12, 2016)

Franklin quarterback to pass or 400 yards: Chase Burton , 532 yards (Nov. 12, 2016)

Franklin quarterback to pass or 500 yards: Chase Burton , 532 yards (Nov. 12, 2016)

Franklin quarterback to pass for three touchdowns: Chase Burton, 5 touchdowns (Nov. 12, 2016)

Franklin quarterback to pass for four touchdowns: Chase Burton, 5 touchdowns (Nov. 12, 2016)

Franklin quarterback to pass for five touchdowns: Chase Burton, 5 touchdowns (Nov. 12, 2016)

Hanover player to had three receiving touchdowns: N/A*

Hanover player had 100 yards receiving: Layne Taylor, 146 yards (Nov. 12, 2016)

Hanover player had 200 yards receiving: Ricky Windell, 200 yards (Nov. 15, 2014)

Hanover player caught 10 or more passes: Layne Taylor, 10-146-0 (Nov. 12, 2016)

Hanover player caught 15 or more passes: ^Daniel Passaflume, 25-153-2 (Nov. 14, 2009)^

Franklin player to had three receiving touchdowns: Kyle Linville, 3 touchdowns (Nov. 12, 2011)

Franklin player had 100 yards receiving: Deontez Alexander, 123 yards (Nov. 11, 2017)

Franklin player had 200 yards receiving: N/A*

Franklin player caught 10 or more passes: Matt Zmich, 10-101-3 (Nov. 13, 2010)

Franklin player caught 15 or more passes: N/A*

Hanover player had three rushing touchdowns: Steve Kunselman, 3 touchdowns (Nov. 10, 1990)

Hanover player rushed for 100 yards: C. J. Croft, 181 yards (Nov. 14, 2009)

Hanover player rushed for 200 yards: Cliff Johnson, 214 yards (Nov. 14, 1992)

Franklin player had three rushing touchdowns: N/A*

Franklin player rushed for 100 yards: Reece Craig, 140 yards (Nov. 12, 2011)

Franklin player rushed for 200 yards: N/A*

Hanover player had 200 all-purpose yards: Layne Taylor, 273 yards (Nov. 12, 2016)

Franklin player had 200 all-purpose yards: Cory Fogle, 283 yards (Nov. 10, 2007)

Hanover player had 10 total tackles: Dakota Manion, 13 tackles (Nov. 11, 2017)

Hanover player had 15 total tackles: Brandon Foster, 17 tackles (Nov. 16 2013)

Hanover player had two sacks: Quintin Stubbs-Lee, 2 sacks (Nov. 12, 2016)

Hanover player had two interceptions:  N/A*

Franklin player had 10 total tackles: Austin Fleming & Nathan Warman, 10 tackles (Nov. 11, 2017)

Franklin player had 15 total tackles: Stan Baelz, 15 tackles (Nov. 16, 1996)

Franklin player had two sacks: Keaton Lyons, 2 sacks (Nov. 10, 2012)

Franklin player had two interceptions: Zack Corpe, 2 interceptions (NOV. 13 2010)

*Not available through recent archive scanning

^NCAA All-Divisions record for single game receptions