Tuesday, December 22, 2015

the wonder of franklin

Winning is hard to sustain.  When you capture three high school state championships in succession (1920, '21 & '22) and, according to some sources, a collegiate title the following year (1923), a standard has been set.  And for many places, a bar too high to reach.  But Franklin is not like any other place.  Named for their famous coach (Ernest "Griz" Wagner), the Grizzly Cubs (boys & girls) have won 52 more Sectionals, 14 more Regionals and 3 more Semi-State crowns since their championship run in the early '20's.  Basketball runs deep in this community, from barns at the edge of town to youth leagues in the old gym. And lest young players & visitors forget where they are, the Wonder Five look down from above, reminding them all that this is Franklin.  CGS.

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