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Franklin’s varsity football team is perfect this season, winning 11 consecutive games to earn a number one seed in the state playoffs. This is the first time Franklin has been a number one seed in recent memory, and the Panthers are more than deserving of the honor. “We’ve never been a number one seed since I’ve been at Franklin,” said head coach Josh Brooks. “I know we have been as high as a two seed, but never a one. I think it shows that we have played very good football this year and I hope we can continue to do that in November.”

The team is off to its best start in school history, and with a roster full of experience and proven talent, the Panthers are sure to make some noise in the tournament. “When you look at the season schedule you know you are promised 11 games,” said Brooks. “Now our guys know this is a different season, and I think they will be ready for it. I don’t think our team is ready to quit playing football right now. They want to keep playing.”


Lady Panthers volleyball makes historic run

Franklin High School’s girls golf team finished the season on a good note this week, as two standouts qualified to represent FHS at the state tournament held at the Foxfire Resort and Golf club in Foxfire Village, N.C. Senior Carly Payseur shot a 103 in both rounds to finish 42nd overall. Sophomore Erin Campbell shot a 106 and 108 to finish 51st overall. f 13 teams and 78 individuals competed at the event. “I was pleased with our season this year,” said head coach David Morgan. “I felt like all the girls improved from last year. I think we need to be more consistent and confident in our shots next year and we will be a much better team in the future and a team to be reckoned with,” he said. “I want to congratulate Carly, Erin, Keirsten, and Sydney on a great season and for setting a lot of FHS gold records this year,” concluded Morgan.

The team finished third in the conference and every player managed to qualify to compete at the regionals tournament in Asheville on Oct. 24. The team placed sixth at the regionals match, an admirable achievement for the young team to build off of.


A contingent from the Macon County Senior Games traveled to Raleigh recently for the State Championship Senior Games and brought home dozens of medals: 29 gold, 29 silver and 25 bronze.

The medal winners celebrated with a luncheon at the community building. Macon County seniors are invited to join in the fun.

For more information, call (828)421-3444.



The 8th Annual Tour de Franklin was held Sunday, Oct. 30, beginning at Smoky Mountain Bicycles on Highlands Road in Franklin.

Three different routes were offered: a 28-mile; a 66-mile and a 103-mile. At right, William Rossman from Peachtree City, Ga. completed 110 miles (which included a small detour) in 6 hours and 25 minutes.

Proceeds from the race went to the Wounded Warrior project.

Photo by Joey Hooper

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