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Jordan Burrell, (L) escorted by her father, Adam Burrell, was crowned Franklin High School’s Homecoming Queen in a ceremony at halftime of Friday’s football game. Jordan is a senior and is the daughter of Adam and Angela Burrell. Jordan serves as the Student Body President, is a member of the volleyball team, student council, the SWAG club, the National Honor Society and attended Girls State this past summer. Jordan plans to attend Clemson University to pursue a career in the medical field.

Avery Graham, escorted by her father, Jeff Graham, was named runner-up. Photo by Vickie Carpenter

Franklin High School’s new Hall of Fame inductees celebrated at Homecoming

Before Friday night's football game, the Franklin High School Booster Club held its second annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The ceremony took place on the track where commentator Donnie Clouse welcomed special attendees Superintendent Dr. Chris Baldwin, FHS principal Barry Woody, assistant principal Kris Reis, assistant principal Pam Cabe, and school board members Gary Shields, Tommy Cabe, and Jim Breedlove.


Last Friday night the Franklin Panthers hosted the North Henderson Knights at the Panther Pit. Entering the game with an undefeated record, the Panthers looked to add another win to their resumé over their 3-4 foe.

After the first quarter, it looked as though the Knights may manage to make a game out of it when they pulled ahead by one after completed a two point conversion on their first scoring drive to put the score at 8-7 to close the quarter. Franklin, however, had other plans as they dominated the rest of the game. The Panther defense was able to hold the Knights scoreless while the Panthers offense put up an additional 37 points for a final score of 44-8. The win moves the Panthers to an 8-0 record.


The Franklin High School women's tennis team ended their season with an 8-6 record under new coach Heather Bell. It wasn't too long ago that Bell herself was playing on the local courts for FHS and at Milligan College. She also had the opportunity to coach alongside her predecessors before taking the role of head coach of this year's team.

“I was an assistant for both the girls' and guys' teams here at FHS for the past few years so I learned a lot under the leadership of Sammy Gunter and Rick Blanton,” said Bell. “Both of them helped mentor me to coach a high school team. Playing college tennis helped to prepare me skill wise and to have a lot of drills and exercises to fall back on.”


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