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STORY BY GRANT LEDGISTER | PHOTO BY ANDY COLLIGNON  It was a dominating performance in all aspects of the game for FRA (5-1) against RePublic (0-6) as the size, speed, and depth of the Panthers dismantled the Timberwolves 41-6 in front of the Homecoming crowd. RePublic has struggled offensively this year, having never scored more …

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STORY AND PHOTO BY GRANT BRICKER  For those of you who love high-powered offenses, the most recent bout against Lipscomb Academy and Franklin Road Academy was for you. Both teams came exploding out of the gate and it didn’t feel like they were planning on slowing down any time soon. Once the smoke had cleared, …

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STORY BY GRANT LEDGISTER | PHOTO BY RUSSELL VANNOZZI  FRA will look to improve from the middle of the road campaign that they had in 2018. The Panthers went 8-5 last season, losing to BGA in the semifinals of the DII-AA playoffs. It wasn’t a total loss, as FRA did have some impressive wins, namely …

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STORY BY CHIP CIRILLO | PHOTOS BY CARL EDMONDSON, JR. Brad Myers liked his hitters’ approaches at the beginning and the end, but not the middle. It added up to a 10-6 win for Grace Christian Academy over Franklin Road Academy in Leiper’s Fork on Wednesday night. “We’re getting better,” said Myers, whose team scored …

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STORY BY CHIP CIRILLO | PHOTOS BY WHITNEY JARRELD CPA coach Becky LeGate had her doubts last summer. But the Christ Presbyterian Academy players surprised her with a 51-42 win over visiting Franklin Road Academy in a Division II-A District 3 semifinal on Friday night. “No disrespect, but if you had told us we would …

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STORY BY LYNN MANDERSON | PHOTOS BY WHITNEY JARRELD  BGA got a 50-39 win over district rival FRA in Franklin Thursday night. Garnett Hollis Jr. led the team with 25 points. The Panthers kept trying to play catch-up all night and never narrowed the deficit. In the last quarter, FRA’s efforts were dashed by the …

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STORY BY LYNN MANDERSON | PHOTOS BY WHITNEY JARRELD  A senior-heavy Battle Ground Academy girls took home a district win from Franklin Road Academy Thursday night, 49-46. “We have five seniors on the team but we are still developing as a unit and are still gaining momentum as a team working together,” Lady Wildcats head …

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BY CORY WOODROOF  Carley Smith said didn’t know she’d be hitting game-winning free throws to get her Lady Lions a first conference win this morning when she woke up. “I did not,” she said. “Not at all.” But it was her resolve to overcome a few shots just missed from the line to ice a …

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STORY BY JAKE DONOVAN | PHOTO BY WHITNEY JARRELD  It has only been four years since the Battle Ground Academy Wildcats played in the state football championships—recent enough for the community to recall, but long enough to where not a single player on the 2018 squad has ever participated in such an event. That dynamic …

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BY CORY WOODROOF | PHOTOS BY DEB SCALLY AND RUSSELL VANNOZZI  Part of the story in this week’s continued playoff push comes with the excitement of seeing old foes and settling scores. For two teams this week, they’ll get a chance to right old wrongs and advance in the playoffs with wins over key rivals. …

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The powers that be have determined which county football players will make up the the Division II Class AA Middle All-Region team. Names from Christ Presbyterian Academy, Franklin Road Academy and Battle Ground Academy fill the list. BGA’s versatile offensive weapon Tiy Reed was named the region’s Athlete of the Year, while CPA’s blue-chip running …

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The Franklin Road Academy Panthers were stuck in a rut with about four minutes to go to half, down 30-6 on the road to favored Notre Dame. Though, the Chattanooga trip would not be in vain for FRA, who scored two times before the halftime buzzer sounded on a Brogan Wilson run and Sean Casey-to-Riley …

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BY CHIP CIRILLO When Franklin Road Academy is running the ball well, it’s tough to beat. Friday was one of those nights as the Panthers rolled to a 39-6 win over Grace Christian Academy-Knoxville in the first round of the Division II-AA playoffs on FRA’s The Hill. Running backs Brogan Wilson and Jeffrey Vercher, who …

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STORY BY JAKE DONOVAN | PHOTOS BY ANDY COLLIGNON  Christ Presbyterian Academy put an exclamation point on its perfect regular season and Division II-AA title with a 31-10 win over Franklin Road Academy in Friday’s all-district matchup with major playoff implications. Senior quarterback Ryan Eledge led the charge for the unbeaten Lions (10-0/4-0 region), throwing …

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BY CORY WOODROOF | PHOTO BY WHITNEY JARRELD  It’s hard to catch Brogan Wilson. The Franklin Road Academy senior running back has an electric style to his game, and his speed reminds you of the type of running that Panthers RB (no, not these Panthers, the ones in the NFL) Christian McCaffrey. Wilson blasted visiting …

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STORY BY CORY WOODROOF | PHOTOS BY WHITNEY JARRELD  As light rain trickled down up on The Hill, the Franklin Road Academy Panthers poured it on visiting Hickman Co. to honor the team’s seniors. Standout talents like Lance Wilhoite (headed to join the Ducks up in Bend, Oregon) and Tymon Mitchell (off to play Between …

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STORY AND PHOTOS BY RUSSELL VANNOZZI Thursday’s game between Battle Ground Academy and Franklin Road Academy quickly became a turnover fest. However, it was the Wildcats that were able to limit their mistakes and emerge with a 14-3 victory over the Panthers in Nashville. BGA forced six turnovers, including four interceptions and two fumbles, and …

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BY CORY WOODROOF | PHOTO BY ANDY COLLIGNON  Here are a few guesses at three key games going on in Williamson County this week. BGA at FRA As the D-II teams get at it, I really think this one comes down to who slows down the run game. Both Brogan Wilson for FRA and Kaleb …

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Below are recaps of Week 8 Williamson County football games. Battle Ground Academy vs. Glencliff  The Battle Ground Academy Wildcats pounced on visiting Glencliff Friday in a 44-6 victory. Running back Kaleb Seay rushed for 141 yards and 3 touchdowns in the win. Both Sean Williams and Ryan Casimier had pick-sixes in the match-up, and …

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BY KEVIN WARNER Below are select scores from Week 6 county football games. Hendersonville at Franklin The Franklin High School Rebels Homecoming game was a happy one, as the Rebels (3-3) topped the Commandos, 24-7 Friday night. The Rebels defense came up big Friday night, holding Hendersonville to just 100 yards of total offense. The …

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BY KEVIN WARNER AND CORY WOODROOF  Entering Week Two of the high school football season some area teams looked to rebound after a disappointing performance in their first foray into the 2018 season, while others looked to build on the momentum gained in Week One. BGA trounces Nashville Christian The Battleground Academy blanked Nashville Christian …