It is not a new thing, but it is very new to Hearne, in fact, so new the first tournament is scheduled for early March 2021.
The Franklin Lions made their second state championship appearance in six years last Thursday in AT&T Stadium where they fell 35- 34 to the Canadian Wildcats in an instant classic.
Once upon a time, the Franklin Lion football team lost their season opener, had to cancel their annual rivalry game against Hearne due to a COVID-19 outbreak, then dropped to 0-2 with a loss against the Cameron Yoemen.
The 2020 Franklin Lion football team entered an exclusive club Friday night when they became only fourth team in program history to advance to the State Semi-Final round of the playoffs.
The Franklin Lions traveled to Gupton Stadium in Cedar Park last Friday and came away with a convincing 49-20 win over the Natalia Mustangs in the area-round of the UIL football playoffs.