Posted On: 12/9/19 4:08 AM

Robbinsdale Armstrong was legit this year. Featuring studs at almost every position group on both sides, the Falcons went undefeated in the regular season and continued on into the section final where they met a tough Elk River team and lost a hard-fought 32-29 battle to one of the best 5A teams in the state. Anchoring the Falcons gritty and physical defense was MNFootballHub Second Team Defense selection: Dacion Francis. The 6’2, 225 lb. thumper was a heat seeking missile all season for Armstrong, and was all over the field finishing with 91 total tackles (69 solo) with 17 TFLs, six FF’s, 4.5 sacks, three FR’s, and two interceptions. His Hudl is a good one, as Francis is an explosive ILB that crumples ball carriers and hits so hard it routinely knocked the ball out, hence the six forced fumbles! What I also found intriguing about Francis was his obvious ability to diagnose and identify offensive plays whether it’s run or pass, or something more difficult such as screens or trick plays. His coverage and ability to read and react to destroy running back and wide receiver screens was a constant occurrence on

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