Coach: Donnie Webb, fourth season
Last year: 8-3, fell to Centennial in first round of Class 6A playoffs.
Players to watch:
Kyle Evans, Sr. QB — Will take over starting quarterback duties after serving in a backup role in 2014 (4-of-5 for 59 yards and a TD). Lannom Craddock, Sr. RB — 5-foot-11, 175-pounder will carry the load after tallying 69 yards and three TDs on nine carries a season ago. Caden Williams, Jr. OL/DL — 6-foot-4, 245-pound offensive tackle is one of just a few returning starters. J.P. Batarseh, Jr. WR/DB.
Quote: “We’re just real young, and we’ve got to learn how to practice hard every day and play together as a team, but we’re excited about this football team. We’ve got a chance to do some big things, and they probably get tired of people telling them that they’re not going to be any good. We are going to be good.” — Franklin coach Donnie Webb.
Schedule (* – region)
Aug. 21 at Centennial 7 p.m.; Aug. 28 Riverdale 7 p.m.; *Sept. 4 Overton 7 p.m.; Sept. 11 at Brentwood 7 p.m.; *Sept. 18 Ravenwood 7 p.m.; *Oct. 2 at Antioch 7 p.m.; *Oct. 9 at Wilson Central 7 p.m.; *Oct. 15 McGavock 7 p.m.; *Oct. 23 Mt. Juliet 7 p.m.; *Oct. 30 at Lebanon 7 p.m.