District champions

The Franklin County Rebelettes celebrate with their plaque after beating Coffee County 1-0 on the road on Thursday to win a district championship. It was the first district title win in program history.

The Franklin County Rebelettes beat the Coffee County Central Lady Raiders 1-0 on the road Thursday in the championship game of their district tournament.

The Rebelettes took the lead early in the first half and held onto it behind a strong defensive effort to claim the first district title in program history.

Franklin County head soccer coach Kent Bean said that junior goalkeeper Chesney Luttrell played the best game of her career with several big saves to keep the Lady Raiders scoreless. He added that senior Savannah Wenger provided her usual strong presence on the defensive end to help maintain the shutout.

The lone goal of the day came with 25 minutes remaining in the first half when Paris Reed broke through the defense and knocked a shot into the back of the net. The goal was her seventh of the year.

The Rebelettes led 1-0 at halftime.

The Lady Raiders went on the attack in the second half with the district title on the line, but Luttrell continually turned them away to hold onto the lead.

The Rebelettes also made a few more attempts at scoring while running time off the clock as they held on to win by one. The Rebelettes have outscored district opponents 27-7 this year.

With the win, the Rebelettes improved to 8-3-3 on the season.

Following the conclusion of the tournament, Chyenna Luttrell, Leah Smith and Gracie Morse were each named to the all-district first team.

Macee Vincent, Kara McDaniel and Mariah Shull each received nominations for the all-district second team.

Wenger was selected as the defensive player of the year for the district, and Ella Masters was honored as the top freshman for the year.

The Rebelettes will next play Tuesday at home against Stewarts Creek High School in a semifinal game for their regional tournament. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.