With 2:05 left in Friday’s game against the Habersham Central Raiders, the Franklin County Lions had the ball on the Hab 4 yard line.
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Franklin Fastpitch Head Coach Jason Oliver talked to his team Tuesday about “embracing the grind.”
The Lady Lions are in that part of the season.
Franklin County Fastpitch was rolling.
The Lady Lions had won five games in a row, including a Region 8AAA victory over archrival Hart County.
The first game of the region schedule is important in any sport.
But the 2016 region opener for Franklin Fastpitch was bigger than most.
The last time the Franklin County Lions won a season-opener, members of this year’s senior class had just started fourth grade.
It was 2008, and the Lions defeated White County 13-3.