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  • Members of the state champion Franklin County Lady Lions named to All-State teams are (left photo, from left) Jayden Gailey, named State Player of the Year by both the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association (GACA) and the Georgia Dugout Club; Jaden Cheek, second-team All-State by the GACA; Peyton Rivers, first-team All State by the GACA; and Ellee Varner, second-team All-State by the GACA.
    Members of the state champion Franklin County Lady Lions named to All-State teams are (left photo, from left) Jayden Gailey, named State Player of the Year by both the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association (GACA) and the Georgia Dugout Club; Jaden Cheek, second-team All-State by the GACA; Peyton Rivers, first-team All State by the GACA; and Ellee Varner, second-team All-State by the GACA.
  • Coach Jason Oliver (right photo) was named State Coach of the Year by both the GACA and Dugout Club.
    Coach Jason Oliver (right photo) was named State Coach of the Year by both the GACA and Dugout Club.

Awards pour in for Lady Lions

 

The Class AAA State Championship Trophy isn’t the only hardware the Franklin County Lady Lions softball team has collected this season.

Postseason state honors are pouring in for members of the team and the program as a whole.

The Georgia Athletic Coaches Association (GACA) and Georgia Dugout Club recently presented their statewide honors.

Freshman Lady Lion Jayden Gailey was named Class AAA Player of the Year for both the GACA and Dugout Club.

Senior Peyton Rivers was named to the GACA’s All-State first-team.

Junior Jaden Cheek was named to the GACA’s All-State second team.

Sophomore Ellee Varner was also named second team All-State by the GACA.

Franklin Head Coach Jason Oliver was named State Coach of the Year by both the GACA and Dugout Club as well.

Assistant Coach Cherokee Bell was named one of just eight Assistant Coaches of the Year by the Dugout Club.

Franklin Fastpitch’s home field at FCHS in Carnesville was also named Field of the Year by the Dugout Club for the second time.

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