Coming into the state football playoffs as an underdog, Franklin could’ve chosen to take one of two mindsets. The Panthers could take a conservative route or they could be aggressive.
Franklin’s swim teams have started the season with a pair of victories in dual meets. The boys and girls each beat Tuscola on Nov. 14.
Franklin’s Termites football team finished undefeated to win the conference and Cracker Bowl championships. The Panthers beat Robbinsville 32-8 in the Cracker Bowl to wrap up a 10-0 season.
Jason Hedrick and Eric Hall are golfing buddies. They’re also state champions.
The duo combined to win the Special Olympics North Carolina Fall Tournament this past weekend in Charlotte.
One school is a playoff veteran, making its 19th straight postseason appearance.