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2014 LSG Team Preview — Franklin Lions

Team: Franklin Lions (12-3A DII)

School Colors: Green, White

Stadium: Lion Stadium -- Hedrick Field (Capacity: 2,500)

Enrollment: 288 -- 2nd Largest in the district out of 7 schools

2014 Schedule:
vs Rogers
at Madisonville
vs Arp
at Marlin
vs Buffalo *
at Hearne *
vs Trinity *
at New Waverly *
vs Lexington *
at Jewett Leon *

Coach: Mike Hedrick (9th year) 69-25-0; 69-25-0 all-time coaching record

Returning Lettermen: 26

Returning Starters: Offense: 8 Defense: 7

Key Players:
* RB Morgan Brewer 1st Team TSWA All-State
* LB JR Will Phillips Honorable Mention All-State TSWA Pre-Season All-State
* DB/P Adam Lopez Honorable Mention All-State TSWA P 1st Team All-District DB
* OL John Davis 1st Team All-District
* OL Wyatt Linson 1st Team All-District
* QB Dylan Smitherman 1st Team All-District
* OL Ian Knight 1st Team All-District
* DB JR Jacob Dorsett 2nd Team All-District
* OL/DL Kizer Bromnski 2nd Team All-District DL
* DB Jared Burnett 2nd Team All-District

Notes:
* LSG Pre-Season Ranking #4
* Moving Down from DI
* 7 year winning streak

  • Mike Says: The Lions are loaded and ready for a championship run. They bring back 15 starters that includes 3 1st Team All-District offensive linemen. Their offense led by RB Brewer scored over 45 points per game last year and should be just as good this year. They drop down from DI to DII and will be a very tough out. Their opening game against Rogers will be big. Rogers and #1 Newton are in the same region. The winner of the region will be a favorite to win it all.
  • Chris Says: The Franklin Lions took a really good team from last year and kept most of the starters... that means a great season should be in store.  Like Mike, I am really excited to watch that opener against Rogers.  I don't expect them to see a threat in district from anyone other than Lexington, but for these Lions it is all about the postseason.   White Oak ended their perfect season last year 31-0 but Franklin dropped down to DII and won't run into them this time around.  They will run into the likes of Newton though so will have to step things up a notch to improve on last year's record.

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