On Tuesday, the middle school softball team won the HVAC Class-A Championship against Grace Christian Academy with a 9-4 victory. Throughout the season, this softball team has experienced tremendous growth and improvement.
Franklin Road Academy junior Thatcher Frankfather has been named to the DII A All-State wrestling team by the Tennessee State Writers Association for the 2020-21 season. Thatcher wrestled at 182 for the state and region tournaments, even though he had been wrestling at 170 all season. He earned a fourth place finish at both the region and state tournaments.
We are pleased to announce the addition of Ed Sanders to our football program and faculty as our new defensive coordinator and middle school physical education faculty member. Coach Sanders graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Tennessee State University where he was a standout defensive back for four seasons, helping to lead the Tigers to back-to-back Ohio Valley Conference championships and being named All-Conference and All-American.
Franklin Road Academy junior RJ Casey has been named to the DII A All-State boys basketball team by the Tennessee State Writers Association for the 2020-2021 season. RJ had an impressive season this year, recording his all-time career high in points on January 16 with 33 points against Webb Bell Buckle. He led the Panthers in scoring this year with 392 points including 25 points in the win against MTCS, 23 points against Father Ryan, and 22 points against BGA.
On Wednesday, we celebrated four of our senior athletes who have committed to continuing their athletic careers at the collegiate level next year. We are proud of the leadership, dedication, and determination these students have demonstrated during their time at FRA.