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Eric Taylor 7th annual STEP program set for Saturday

Posted on April 21, 2015 at 12:43 pm

SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris Former Franklin County Rebel, Memphis Tiger, and now current Calgary Stampede football player Eric Taylor will hold his 7th annual STEP program this Saturday at the old high school from 9-1pm. STEP stands for striving towards excellence and performance, and for seven years now Taylor has held the one-day training camp that it is very important to the Canadian Football League defensive tackle. “It’s something that

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  • FC soccer defeats Shelbyville to win Rebel Classic

    Posted on April 14, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris By going 2-0-1 over the weekend, the Franklin County High School Rebel soccer team claimed top honors at its annual Rebel Classic event. Making the victory even sweeter, the Rebels two wins both came against quality District 8-AAA opponents in the form of Lincoln County on Saturday in a forfeit, and Shelbyville on Sunday, 1-0. The Classic winner is determined by points which the Rebels topped

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  • Rebels go 2-1 in baseball Classic

    Posted on April 14, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris A weekend filled with baseball is exactly what happened down at Loel E. Bennett Stadium as the Franklin County High School baseball team hosted its annual Rebel Classic. Franklin County won two of its three games, defeating Giles County on Thursday 5-0, losing to North Oldham on Friday, and bouncing back for a 2-1 win over McMinn County on Saturday. Colton Elliott and Hunter Perry combined

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  • FCHS athleticism on display at Tomahawk Chop Championship

    Posted on March 31, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Rebel senior Timothy Farris looks to
stick the landing while competing in
the long jump at Saturday’s Tomahawk
Chop Track and Field Championship.
—Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris Franklin County High School’s track and field team traveled to Riverdale High School on Saturday and left with the girls’ and boys’ earning second place at the Tomahawk Chop Championship. Both teams placed behind Riverdale, but ahead of rival Tullahoma High School’s boys’ and girls’ teams which finished in third place. The team placement was a big accomplishment for the track and field team that was made possible by several Rebels and Rebelettes stepping up. Franklin County had seven

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  • Huntland Hornets win Region Championship in dramatic two-day stint

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 11:32 am

    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris A double-digit comeback on Thursday night followed by winning with a depleted roster on Friday night resulted in a boys’ Region 5-A Championship for the Huntland Hornets basketball team. Huntland overcame a 15-point deficit to defeat LEAD Academy Thursday night 88-75, then won the championship game against Nashville Christian School 65-52, albeit without a key player and one battling sickness. Thursday night’s semifinal victory came against

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  • Huntland faithful watch Hornets rout Houston County

    Posted on February 27, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris To say Huntland High School basketball supporters are proud of the boys’ basketball team wouldn’t begin to cover it, as hundreds of fans piled into the gymnasium Tuesday night to see the Hornets dismantle Houston County 73-55. The final score is a misrepresentation of the game’s early stages however, that saw the Hornets trailing after the first quarter 13-12 District 9-A Tournament MVP Kobe Foster scored

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  • Rebels early tournament exit a first under Taylor

    Posted on February 17, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Franklin County senior Dre Braston (34) battles through a foul for a few of his game-high 19 points in Friday’s loss.
—Photo provided by

    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris Under the tutelage of Rebel head coach and alumni Jeff Taylor, Franklin County’s boys’ basketball team had advanced to the District 8-AAA championship game in Taylor’s first two seasons. However, that won’t be the case this year as the Rebels took a first round exit from the district tournament Friday night with a 55-48 loss to Lincoln County High School. Franklin County finished the regular season

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