Panthers win conference opener

The Franklin Panther football team opened conference play Friday with a win against Brevard. The Panthers jumped on the board first with an 8 yard run by Marquel Manning. In the second Franklin fumbled the ball twice but managed to keep the Blue Devils from scoring. The Panthers also grabbed two interceptions during the second quarter. With just 30 seconds […]

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Swain too much for Franklin

The Franklin Panther football team drops to 2-2 on the season after a tough night Friday against the defending 1-A state champions Swain County. Swain defeated Franklin for just the first time since 1996 as they won by a final of 44-7. Maroon Devils Quarterback Raymius Smith had a big night throwing four touchdowns and 216 yards. His favorite target […]

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Panthers hope to get back on track at Swain

The Franklin Panther football team will try to bounce back from a tough loss last Friday to TC tonight as they travel to Bryson City to take on Swain County, the defending 1-A State Champs. Franklin Head Coach Josh Brooks says the team’s failure to execute in the red zone hampered their chances against Roberson, “When you get the ball […]

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Panthers fall to TC

The Franklin Panther football team couldn’t get past a very tough TC Roberson team Friday night as they fall at the Panther Pit. Turnovers and penalties  hampered the Panthers as they lose by a final of 27-7. The predicted MAC champions Roberson brought in 27 seniors to Friday’s game and ended Franklin’s streak of unbeaten games during the regular season […]

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Panthers host TC Roberson in tonight’s home opener

Tonight the Franklin Panther football team will host their first game this year at the Panther Pit and the opponent coming in is a tough task for any team. The 2-0 Panthers will face TC Roberson this evening, also 2-0 on the season. Last week Franklin pulled off a road win at Chase High School. Franklin Head Coach Josh Brooks […]

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Franklin knocks off Chase

The Franklin Panther football team improved to 2-0 Friday after a road win against Chase High School. The Panthers picked up four touchdowns including a 59-yard strike from Dalton Cochran to Trey Maslin. Backs Marquel Manning and Jeremiah Young also found the end zone for the Panthers. Franklin went on to win by a final of 28-14; Chase falls to […]

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‘Voice of the Cats’ excited about upcoming season

The coach Mark Speir era begins at Western Carolina University next week as the Catamount football team opens the 2012 season against Mars Hill. With a new a coach, new attitude, and a return to the purple helmets there has been some buzz about the team this summer. We caught up with Gary Ayers, long-time Voice of the Catamounts to […]

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Franklin wins opener at Murphy

The Franklin Panther varsity football team opened up the 2012 season Friday with a win over the defending 1-A state champs Murphy. It was big offensive night for both teams as 12 total touchdowns were scored in the game. Franklin’s rushing game was impressive with Junior Marquel Manning picking up five rushing touchdown’s in the opener. Manning finished with 206 […]

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Former WCU track standout competes in Olympics

  Former Western Carolina track & field standout Manteo Mitchell became the first Catamount to compete in the Summer Olympic Games as Mitchell ran as a part of the United States men’s 4×400-meter relay team Thursday in London.   The relay was held at 6:35 a.m. Eastern Time and the US 4x400m relay team tied for first with Bahamas for […]

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Panthers to hold midnight scrimmage

With the start of the season just two weeks away, practice for the Franklin Panther football team is in full swing. Coming up tonight, fans can get a look the 2012 Panther team during an intra-squad scrimmage at the Panther Pit at Midnight. “People are welcome to come see the full contact scrimmage and there will be no cost. We’ve […]

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