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HBHS looking for school history

Published 9:50am Thursday, September 27, 2012

In the history of Horseshoe Bend High School football, the Generals have only started 4-1 one other time, 1996.
With a win this coming Friday night at Thorsby High School, the Generals (3-1) can join elite company.
“We’re not even thinking about it,” HBHS head football coach Jason Franklin said.
“It’s important that we take it one week at a time, keep a level head, and keep working to get better.”
The Generals have undoubtedly gotten better, as HBHS ranks 18th in the AHSAA (regardless of classification) in points scored per game at 44.8.
Helping lead the way on the offense is senior athlete Cory Battle, who has rushed for 718 yards and 13 total touchdowns in the first four games, while quarterback Chase Cheaney is 41-of-69 passing for 570 yards on the season.
“My focus isn’t on the score, it’s on execution and effort every game,” Franklin said.
“We don’t concern ourselves with stats or individual accomplishments.”
Although they might not focus on individuals, the Generals have already racked up their fair share of accolades.
Senior linebacker Luke Holt earned AHSAA Spotlight Honors for his performance last week against Isabella.
Holt tallied 19 total tackles and was a stalwart for the Generals.
With the performance, the senior is now tops in the local area in tackles, one in front of Dadeville defensive tackle and top recruit Rod Crayton.
“We’ve had the players and tools to have success and it’s starting to come together for us this season,” Franklin added.
“Now is the time for our guys to keep it going.”
HBHS will go for it’s second 4-1 start in school history when the teams kick off Friday night at 7 p.m. in Thorsby, Ala.