The Franklin-Simpson Wildcat basketball teams are scheduled to host the Clinton County Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon in the first girls/boys varsity doubleheader of the season.
Tip-off time for the girls game is at 2 p.m. with the boys game to follow afterwards.1220 WFKN Franklin radio will broadcast both games beginning at around 1:45 p.m. and on the internet by going to www.franklinfavorite.com and click on the WFKN link in the blur toolbar. Then click on the WFKN sports tab and press the play button.
The Lady Cats will have a couple of games played already with this being the first game of the season for the Wildcats. Both teams are excited to play on the newly renovated Frank Cardwell Court in the F-S Gym.
Practice resumed on Dec. 14 giving the Lady Cats a full three weeks to prepare for the 2021 season, however, the Wildcats were not allotted the same timeframe.
“We had some players miss here and there, but I hope we have everybody back healthy and ready to go for Saturday,” Wildcats head coach Dee Spencer said. ”We almost had two weeks of practice in and then we had to take some time off and we had to almost start all over again so we gotta get back in shape and get our bodies back into the grind of working our bodies every day.”
“The girls have worked extremely hard to this point and we are ready to play,” Lady Cats head coach Ashley Taylor said. “We (the coaches) have pushed them pretty hard and the girls have worked hard until getting in shape. There is still a lot of work to be done but I feel very confident where we are at right now. We want to learn from every practice and every game to reach our overall end goal.”