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Franklin Wins the Alumni Game

Seems whether a current game or a game of the alumni the Franklin Football seems to have Sylva’s number. So it was again Saturday night when the Franklin Alumni Football Team crushed the Sylva Alumni 26-0 in front of a large crowd in Franklin. All things taken into consideration it should have been a worthwhile fundraiser. These events are conducted by the Alumni Football USA as a fundraiser for the school or a local athletic program. The Enka-Erwin game last spring was the biggest game of all time raising over $21,000 for the schools. The home team gets the concession receipts while the individual schools get to keep the advance ticket sales. Reports are that over 700 local tickets were sold which will give a nice boost to the Jackson County Youth Spoprts Program. Also some of the money raised was being used to help with hospitasl expenses for one of the players who sustained a serious injury during practive. The insurance that players purchase through Alumni Football U-S-A is a game insurance and not a practice insurance. Jerry Hill coached the Sylva team while former Former Franklin High School coach Fred Goldsmith came out of retirement to coach the Franklin Alumni and added yet another win to his incredible coaching credential.