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The Franklin High School Panthers hosted the second round of the 2AA state playoffs in the Panther Pit last Friday night, dominating the West Caldwell Warriors 31-7.

The Panthers will have their first road game of the NCSHSAA class 2AA playoffs this Friday as they travel to face the Monroe Redhawks This is the second consecutive year Franklin has faced Monroe in the third round.

Monroe remains undefeated on the season. Kick off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.


Coming off of the third consecutive conference championship win, the Franklin Panthers opened up the first round of the state playoffs at home on Friday, confidently moving to the second round after closing out RS Central, 29-0.

"Winning the conference is always a goal of our football teams – this is three in a row. Last year was the first time in school history we have repeated as champs, and now this senior group can leave their mark as the only team to win three in a row," said Head Coach, Josh Brooks. "We hope to continue to build on this success. You are either moving forward or getting run over—we want to keep moving forward."


Franklin falls to West Henderson, 26-23

The Franklin Panthers suffered a devastating loss last Friday night in the Panther Pit as West Henderson toppled the Panthers 26-23.

Friday night's loss, which was played on senior night which celebrates all senior athletes participating in fall sports, was the first time Franklin High has lost a WNCAC game since 2012.

The Panthers fall to 7-3 for the season and 5-1 in conference play.


Matt Kenseth wipes out Logano

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Yes, Jeff Gordon celebrated his 93rd career victory in the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

Yes, Gordon will compete for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Yes, there were tears of joy in Victory Lane for Gordon, who is at the tail end of his final season in the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.


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