The Franklin County Lady Lions advanced to the state tournament’s Sweet 16 Thursday with an offensive display rarely – if ever – seen from the team.
Starting the Region 8AAA schedule with two games on the road is tough.
One of those games being against region favorite Jefferson makes it even tougher.
The hunt for a second-straight state softball championship by the Franklin County Lady Lions will begin Wednesday in Carnesville.
The Franklin County Lions will kickoff their Region 8AAA schedule tonight at 7:30 p.m. against the Jefferson Dragons in Jefferson's Memorial Stadium.
Editor's note: This story has been updated with the times for next week's state playoff games against Coahulla Creek.
The Franklin County Junior Varsity Lions football team extended its winning streak to five games with a 44-0 rout Thursday over the Banks County Leopards in Homer.
The Franklin County Middle School cross country season finished Sept. 24 with the region meet in Madison County.
The Franklin County Lady Lions swept Monroe Area Saturday to earn a spot in the final four of the Region 8AAA tournament and a berth in the upcoming state playoffs.
Editor's note: This story has been edited to correct the times for Saturday's home 8AAA tournament games. The games are at 10 a.m. and noon at FCHS.
By Lisa W. Manus