Franklin-Simpson Wildcats' football team seniors have accomplished what many players in the landscape of Kentucky high school football have not. The senior class finished their four-year career with an overall record of 48-10.
Their first season was 8-5, finishing as Region One runner-ups to the South Warren Spartans in 2015. Their following season was near perfection as they finished 14-1 and as Class 4-A state runner-up champions. The final two seasons were historic as their junior season with an overall record of 12-3 and their senior season was 14-1.
The accomplishments are extraordinary as they won the Region One District Two, the Region One and the State Semifinal Championship three years in a row. They are also Class 4-A State Football Runner-ups and the two time, back-to-back state champions.
"If you ask me, this team puts us up there in the legendary status with the legendary 1979 and 1980 teams," Jack Randolph said. "I feel like that we are the best team. We have the hardware, the statistics to show that we are one of the best ever and tonight, we showed that."
Wildcat senior football players include Dre Atkins, Tre' Bass, Jacob Clark, Jevon Covington, Jaden Garner, Traevon Goodnight, C.J. Kern, Carlos McKinney, Collin Preston, Michael Punzalan, Randolph, Terry Scarbrough, Ben Stringer, Colin Thompson and Shawn Woods.
"This is a special class," Wildcats' Head Coach Doug Preston said. "I told this group in middle school and I never dreamed it would happen but I used it as motivation, but I told them that we would win two or three state championships. This is a very special group of kids and once we got there the first time, I felt like we can win one but we got two. It's not about me, it's about them and I am so glad the senior class gets a second championship."