There were plenty of firsts for Franklin-area high school athletic teams this past year.
Here are the top sports stories of 2016 for Franklin Home Page:
Independence football returns to title game
Independence rode a 29-game winning streak into the Class 5A state championship.
Centennial football pulls off improbable comeback against Franklin
Centennial’s football team overcame a 10-point deficit in the final minute and a half to take down Franklin in the first game of the season.
The win set the tone for the Cougars, who went on to finish the season
Independence basketball earns first banner
Franklin basketball has its Cinderella story
The Franklin Rebels basketball team entered the District 11-AAA tournament as a seventh seed and left as the runner-up. It started with an upset win over Brentwood and a victory over Dickson County.
However, a loss against Independence in the district championship and a defeat against Hillsboro in the region semifinals sent the Rebels packing.
Summit football, baseball hit new heights
There were several firsts for Summit’s athletics program in 2016.
BGA, Franklin girls soccer fall in state championship