Win over Lanett will give HBHS home playoff gamePublished 1:47pm Tuesday, October 23, 2012
If there were any barriers up when Horseshoe Bend head coach Jason Franklin took the reins five years ago, the head football coach is knocking them down.
The Generals (7-1) are already off to the best start in school history and can assure themselves another piece of school history if they defeat Lanett this coming Friday night on the road.
A win would guarantee HBHS a home playoff game in the first round of the state playoffs.
“One of our goals to start the season was to host a first round playoff game, so I like that the guts have the chance to make that happen,” Franklin said.
“It’s something that we have never done here and the kids are working hard week in and week out.”
Franklin also attributes pieces of the success to some newly found confidence within the program.
“When we get in tight games, our guys believe that they are going to win and that hasn’t always been here,” Franklin said.
“We have confidence that we can win and compete with anybody on this level.”
HBHS got over 250 all-purpose yards from Cory Battle last week against Randolph Co., while quarterback Chase Cheaney threw for 234 yards and three touchdowns.
Friday’s game will determine the No. 2 seed in the Region.
Horseshoe Bend and Lanett are set for a 7 p.m. kickoff Friday night at Lanett High School.