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Senior Keaton Tipps (Front), and Sophomore Mike Leslie (Behind) combine to make a tackle on a Soddy-Daisy ball carrier.

Rebels get taste of live football in Jamboree

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 11:16 am

STAFF WRITER Evan Harris   Franklin County High School’s Rebel football team got its feet wet Saturday night when it took on Soddy-Daisy in the 2014 Best of Preps Jamboree. With a 20-minute continuous clock, the Rebels received a small portion of time on Finely Stadium’s field — home of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs football team — under the lights. Facing a District 5-AAA team, the Soddy-Daisy

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  • Huntland primes air attack in Jamboree

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Senior running back Cameron Mahaffey (far right with ball) watches as a running lane opens up. Cole Isbell is shown just ahead getting his block on number 10 of the Forrest Rocket defense. 

—Staff Photo by Evan Harris

    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris   When the Huntland High School’s football team took the offensive side of the ball at this past Friday night’s scrimmage one thing became clear, these Hornets aren’t afraid to fly. Often known for being a ground-and-pound style team, the Hornets displayed a more balanced attack, taking a few shots through the air in shortened scrimmages against two District 9-A foes, Fayetteville City High School and

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  • Franklin County swimmer a top talent

    Posted on August 8, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Franklin County senior swimmer Michael Dunphy is shown here with the four medals he won in San Antonio, Texas, at the 2014 ST AAAA Southern Zones Championships.
—Staff Photo by Evan Harris

    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris   Franklin County swim team member Michael Dunphy is progressing his skills in the water at an incredible rate, and in doing so, has became a name to watch in the sports top-tier circle. Dunphy just recently returned from competing in the 2014 ST AAAA Southern Zones Championships. Representing the southeastern region, a team made up of some of the top talent from Tennessee, Alabama and

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  • Franklin County Rebel football Hall of Fame Part II

    Posted on August 1, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Pictured is the 2014 Franklin County High School Football Hall of Fame induction class. Front row, from left to right, Danny Smith, Harold “Red” Roberts, Barry Lydell Corn, Elizabeth Holmes (accepting for Pete Holmes), Janis Rogers (accepting for Rodney Rogers), Kristin Huff (accepting for Doug Pittenger), and Cos Dematteo; top row, from left, Gene Snead Jr. (accepting for Gene Snead Sr.), Terry Vanzant, Jeremy Nunley, Bill Rudder, Jimmy Moss, Greg O’Neal, Dwight Gray and Jeff Walker.
—Photo provided by www.JCshots.com

    Editors note: Part I, covering the first seven inductees, was published in Tuesday, July 29th, edition of the Herald Chronicle   STAFF WRITER Evan Harris   Dwight Gray   Last to be inducted of whom played on the historic 1966 team was Dwight Gray. Inducted as a player from 1966-68, Gray was part of the first class from Townsend High School to transfer to Franklin County once the school integrated.

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  • Hall of Fame Banquet a step in the right direction for Franklin County Football

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Pictured is the 2014 Franklin County High School Football Hall of Fame induction class. Front row, from left to right, Danny Smith, Harold “Red” Roberts, Barry Lydell Corn, Elizabeth Holmes (accepting for Pete Holmes), Janis Rogers (accepting for Rodney Rogers), Kristin Huff (accepting for Doug Pittenger), and Cos Dematteo; top row, from left, Gene Snead Jr. (accepting for Gene Snead Sr.), Terry Vanzant, Jeremy Nunley, Bill Rudder, Jimmy Moss, Greg O’Neal, Dwight Gray and Jeff Walker.
—Photo provided by www.JCshots.com

    Editor’s note: This is Part I of the Hall of Fame Banquet story. Please see Part II in Friday’s edition with more photos included. STAFF WRITER Evan Harris   Family and Rebel Pride were the main themes on Saturday night, July 26th, as 15 new members were inducted into Franklin County High School’s Football Hall of Fame. Quarterback Club president Vance Pituch kicked off the evening with some opening remarks,

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  • Longtime Wildcat becomes a Rebel

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    Braston sideline

    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris   Going to school and coaching in Tullahoma, Mario Braston has been a Wildcat for quite some time. Now he is set to trade that in and become a Rebel as he joins Franklin County High School as a coach and teacher. Braston is set to become the new head track and field coach, and will join the football and basketball coaching staffs at FCHS. A

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  • First ever Rebel 7-on-7 a roaring success

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Franklin County freshman lineman Jordan Pickett (on  tug  opposite end) pulls his way over Tullahoma Wildcat Eli Champion Wednesday in the team s first-ever Rebel challenge.

    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris   Linemen and 7-on-7 challenge are a big part of summer football workouts, but this past Wednesday Franklin County’s Rebel football team hosted one of these events for the first time ever. Judging by attendees’ comments and overall results, the event — tabbed as, “The Rebel Challenge” — was the first of many to come. Rebels head coach James Carr summed up what the summer football

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