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MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Who is Mr. Martinsville now?

Jeff Gordon once appeared to own sole possession of that title, but he ceded it to Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson several years ago. Gordon took a large step toward reclaiming it Sunday when he earned his first win of the season, and the eighth of his career at Martinsville Speedway, by capturing the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500.

Gordon made what proved to be the winning pass on Matt Kenseth with 21 laps to go and then held off Kenseth and the rest of the field for the victory. It moved him into third place in the Chase for the Sprint Cup standings, 27 points behind Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson, who are now tied for first with three races remaining in the season.

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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.

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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.

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published: 10/18/2013
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