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Franklin County to name Scott Smith new head football coach

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 5:40 pm

SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris Franklin County has hired Scott Smith to be the Rebels new football coach. Smith had a 113-67 overall head coaching record in stops at Greenbrier, Ezell Harding, Independence, Science Hill and Moore County. Smith spent a lone season at Warren County High School last year where he posted a 4-6 record, improving the Pioneers from 1-9 the year prior to his arrival. Smith won a 1A

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  • Elementary Basketball roundup

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 9:51 am

    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris Elementary basketball season is in full swing with third through fifth graders getting their shot on the hardwood. Games are played on Thursdays at either Cowan Elementary School or Townsend gym, and here is a recent recap of the most recent contests. Cowan played host to Huntland against Broadview, and Decherd against Cowan. Huntland and Broadview’s girls’ game ended with the slimmest margin of victory of

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  • South gets two wins over rival East Middle

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Much of South Middle School’s offense runs through big man, Omar Robinson. Here, Robinson (42) fades back after posting up a defender and goes on to sink a two-point basket.
—Staff Photo by Evan Harris

    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris South Middle School basketball fans had plenty to cheer about Thursday night with the Lady Trojans and Trojans, respectively defeating East Middle School in Tullahoma. The girls’ game was a no contest with the Lady Trojans sprinting away with a 61-4 victory while the boys’ game got interesting late, but the Trojans prevailed 27-26. South’s girls were unstoppable, wreaking havoc at both ends of the court.

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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

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    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

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    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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