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Battle of Cowee Mountain rages as players sign up.

Former Franklin and Smoky Mountain High School students will take to the gridiron Dec. 8 for the first-ever fundraising alumni football game. Historically deemed “The Battle of Cowee Mountain,” the ageold rivalry will raise money for both schools.

Mike Murphy and John Owen have organized the game as team coordinators for the organization’s Alumni Football USA (AFUSA). Murphy said the goal of the game is to raise funds for both schools while giving former players the chance to reconnect on the football field.

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Pictured are the Franklin High School 2012 Homecoming Court (L-R) Kaycee Corbin, Maddie Gibbs, Meagan Bishop, Danielle Jimison, Shannon Esterwood, Amy Underwood, Kendyll Taylor, Gracie Hornsby, Maggie Stewart, Savannah Jenkins, Jordan Burrell, Avery Graham, Hannah Hylton, Rachael Mathis, Nina Astling.

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Franklin Panthers won the Battle of Cowee Mountain with a score of 40-7, with the Panthers scoring touchdowns on the first three possessions.

It was the third straight victory for the Franklin Panthers bumping their record to 3-0 in the conference and 5-2 overall.

The next matchup is at North Henderson Friday at 7:30 p.m. Photos by Vickie Carpenter

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Ranked 10th in the state, East Henderson took out the Franklin Panthers, 4-0, in Monday’s game.

The Panthers lost 7-4 to Smoky Mountain in overtime on Sept. 17; North Henderson 1-0 on Wednesday and Highlands, 2-1 on Thursday.

Coach Ken Neitz said, “We played some pretty decent soccer, but it wasn’t good enough. Hopefully, this week will make us stronger and help us the rest of the way during conference play.”

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