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Carr no longer Rebels’ coach

Posted on November 5, 2014 at 3:58 pm

SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris   James Carr was released from his duties as head coach of the Franklin County Rebels football team Wednesday. Dr. Rebecca Sharber, the director of schools, said she made the ultimate decision, upon a recommendation from Franklin County High School principal Greg Mantooth , to have Carr step down from the Rebels’ helm. She added that Carr will remain on staff as a teacher but will

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  • Rebels, Hornets conclude regular season with senior night

    Posted on October 31, 2014 at 11:37 am


    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris High School football is ramping down in the Franklin County area with the conclusion of the regular season setting up a possibly spooky ending on Halloween night. Halloween will be on the back of a few parents’ minds tonight as they watch their young men’s last regular season home game with Franklin County and Huntland High School football teams honoring their seniors this evening. Franklin County

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  • Rebel wrestling team wants to know who’s ready to rumble

    Posted on October 31, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Coach Hines (back center) watches on and helps two freshmen wrestlers, while other Rebel wrestlers work on take downs and defense.
—Staff Photo by Evan Harris

    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris As fall fades into winter, high school sports begins to shift with athletes either taking time off or transitioning to another sport. Rebel wrestling coach Vaden Hines says he hopes Franklin County students consider taking to the mats. A team sport, that also puts the athlete on an island as coach Hines explains, is a unique challenge that teaches much more than just how to execute

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  • Freshmen Rebels win second consecutive Lions Bowl

    Posted on October 24, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    The Franklin County freshmen Rebels proved they were the best on Tuesday night, defeating Riverdale in the Lions Bowl. The team is pictured here holding ups one finger to signify that they are number one as coach Greg Roberson receives a plaque commemorating the victory.
—Staff Photo by Evan Harris

    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris A potential program-defining win and history were made on Tuesday night when the Franklin County freshmen Rebels football team defeated the Riverdale Warriors 36-26 in the 49th annual Lions Bowl Undefeated teams must have looked like pee wee squads to the freshmen Rebels, which disposed of three undefeated opponents in consecutive weeks to finish out the season. Heading into the game, the freshmen Riverdale Warriors were

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  • Hornets, Rebels primed for home matchups

    Posted on October 17, 2014 at 2:10 pm


    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris The Huntland Hornets and Franklin County Rebels football teams will be on home turf tonight, but that’s where the similarities in the two games end. Off to an astonishing 6-1 start, Huntland is on a five-game winning streak, and the Hornets hope to move that mark to six tonight, hosting the 2-5 Fayetteville Tigers. Franklin County celebrates homecoming tonight, hosting a very talented Hillsboro team from

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  • Seniors shine in Rebels triple overtime victory

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    The scene following Javon Rice's successful two-point conversion attempt on Friday night on the Franklin County High School football field. 
-Staff Photo by Evan Harris

    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris Franklin County shed its three-game losing streak in a big way Friday night with a 56-55 triple overtime victory over Coffee County. After scoring in the third overtime, and still down by one point at 55-54, Franklin County head coach James Carr elected to go for the win and the two-point conversion try. “These kids had played hard all night long, and it was time to

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  • Rebelettes capture first victory of the season

    Posted on October 10, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Sophomore Tyler Feaster (11) battles for the ball at midfield during Tuesday’s Rebelette soccer victory over Cascade. Feaster returned from an injury and played the first half in the field before returning to goalie — a position she had played before her injury — in the second half.
—Staff Photo by Evan Harris

    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris   Goals have been sparse this season for the Franklin County Rebelettes soccer team, but on Tuesday night it rallied to net two goals to defeat Cascade 2-0 and garner its first victory of the season. Having scored just five goals prior to Tuesday night, the game also marked the Rebelettes’ first multi-goal game of the season. “We haven’t put many balls in the net, seems

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  • Something new for FC’s youth

    Posted on October 3, 2014 at 12:06 pm

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    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris   Hoping to provide the area’s youth with something to do, a new upstart program called Franklin County Recreational Sports is bringing back competitive youth basketball for the first time in 10 years. FCRS held its first official board meeting this past Sunday with board president Curtis Francis at the reigns. However, the beginnings of the new program are far from just a week old. The

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  • Hornets buzz through Saints for homecoming rout

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    During halftime Huntland School recognized it’s homecoming attendants and queen. Pictured, from left, are sixth grade attendant Anna Williams, escorted by her father Lance Williams (background); eighth grade attendant Kati Elliott, escorted by her father Tracy Robinson; tenth grade attendant Candace Danielle Hargrave, escorted by her Uncle Aaron Jakubowski; twelfth grade attendant Kati Ashley, escorted by her father Jeff Ashley; crown bearer Wesley Plemons; Queen Rachel Collins, escorted by her father Rob Collins; flower girl Emily Cremeans; eleventh grade attendant Becca Lewter, escorted by her father Bill Lewter; ninth grade attendant Taylor Elrod, escorted by her father Johnny Elrod; and seventh grade attendant Natalie Stovall, escorted by her father Todd Stovall.
—Staff Photo by Evan Harris

    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris Six different Huntland Hornets found the end zone Friday night to cap off a 51-14 homecoming victory over Mount Juliet Christian Academy that won’t soon be forgotten. A mixture of offensive dominance, coupled with a stingy defense, aided Huntland in its lopsided win over the Saints. The victory pushes the Hornets to an impressive 5-1 on the season and extended a winning streak to three games.

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