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It was an outstanding night to host Franklin’s homecoming last Friday night. Not only did Franklin fans get to see their team thwart another conference foe, they also got to witness Senior Ansley Taylor be crowned homecoming queen, with Sophomore Nina Astling being named runner-up.

The game was over in the first quarter and the Knights of North Henderson knew it. It was a strange game for sure, but the Panthers were impressive in their 64-27 walloping of North Henderson. The Panthers improved to 8-0 overall and 4-0 in conference play, and are off to their best start since 2006.


Panthers’ coach breaks record in dramatic fashion

Franklin High School head varsity football coach Josh Brooks reached a milestone last Friday night, capturing his 48th career victory against an outmatched North Henderson squad. The lopsided victory makes Brooks the all time winningest coach in the program’s history, a remarkable achievement considering Brooks is only 37 years old.

In just his sixth year at the helm, Brooks has managed to compile a 48-23 record, breaking former head coach Fred Goldsmith’s wins record, and forever leaving his mark on a program that spans several decades.


Franklin resident named World Series MVP

The local mens softball team, Benny and the Jets, won the World Series for division ‘D’ of the ISA (Independent Softball Association) last weekend in Aikens, SC.

Benny and the Jets competed against 38 teams ranging from areas such as Tennessee, Maryland, North Carolina, Florida, South Carolina, and Georgia.


The Panthers did not play around with the visiting Black Bears of Pisgah last Friday night at the Panther Pit, putting away the preseason conference favorite early in the first half. Franklin scored on their first four possessions of the game to take a 28-0 halftime lead and never looked back. Nathan Raby had a huge game for the Panthers, rushing 18 times for 204 yards and three touchdowns.

Franklin’s defense was outstanding yet again, holding Pisgah to just 170 total yards on offense. The majority of their yards were attained late in the game against Franklin’s younger players.


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