Lions gallop to the playoffs

Lions gallop to the playoffs

The Franklin Lions will open the 2020 UIL football playoffs Thursday night at 7:30 when they face the Van Vleck Leopards at Waller ISD Stadium.

Franklin had an open date last week after polishing off an undefeated district schedule to win their third title in the past four years. It also marked the Lions tenth championship in the last 14 seasons.

“Winning a district championship is one our goals going into every season,” said first year Franklin head coach Mark Fannin. “It’s important to have a culture of winning, and it helps set the tone heading into the playoffs.”

This year’s championship was special for Fannin as it marked his first as a head coach after taking over this year for legendary coach Mike Hedrick this season.


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