Photo provided by Tammy Curry
Franklin High School’s athletic program got a little financial boost while having a blast the other night at the Castle. A volleyball match was held between the girls volleyball team and the football team for fun. “We used to do this in the 90’s,” said volleyball coach Matt Jones. “Now it is back.”
A group of volleyball and football parents organized the effort that raised over $2,000 for the Red and Black Club, the booster organization that supports all the student athletes at Franklin High.
“The gym was electric. The volleyball team beat the football team,” said Jones. The Junior varsity girls dominated winning in two sets 25-4 and 25-12. The varsity girls were also dominating, but the football players made one of the three sets competitive 25-10, 25-21 and 15-5.
Jessie Reavis, one of the organizers of the event, said a $1,000 was donated by Joyce Hughes and the Spanish held a bake sale.
“The real winners were the crowd that packed the bleachers of the Castle to cheer on the student athletes,” said Reavis. “It was such a fun night. We are hoping it's an annual event,