Franklin Road Academy’s highly-touted seniors Tymon Mitchell and Lance Wilhoite have officially signed their letters of intent to play football in college. Mitchell has committed to the University of Georgia, and Wilhoite will play at the University of Oregon.
Franklin Road Academy’s backfield tandem of Eric Stoxstill-Diggs and Watson Tansil will move to the Ivy League this fall. Stoxstill-Diggs has committed to Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and Tansil will play at Columbia University in Manhattan, New York.
The Panthers have advanced in the TSSAA DII-A playoffs, defeating St. George's Independent School (Memphis) 17-6 on Friday.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Panthers were the first on the board early in the second when Stoxstill-Diggs connected with junior Lance Wilhoite on a 41-yard touchdown pass. Freshman kicker Jack Norris added to the Panther lead with a 30-yard field goal in the third quarter. Stoxstill-Diggs found Wilhoite for a 12-yard Panther touchdown in the fourth quarter to pull away from the Gryphons.
The FRA varsity cross country team had a strong showing in the TSSAA DII-A Region Meet on Thursday with the boys team finishing second overall with an average time of 19:02.48, and the girls finishing third with an average time of 24:13:85.
On the boys side, sophomores Andrew Cox and Ethan Rhoden led the Panthers, finishing second and third overall, respectively.