Franklin County’s junior varsity football team scored three touchdowns via the pass and two via the rush Thursday en route to a 20-point, 34-14 season-opening triumph over Liberty-Bedford at C.I. (Cy) Dillon Stadium-Fred M. Brown Memorial Field.

Quarterback Eli Foutz threw scoring strikes to Jonas Stockton, Jaemon King and Ja’Ziem Hart, while Zac Stafford and Jahylen Lee each ran for a TD.

The Eagles (1-0) return to action Thursday against Salem.

Kickoff at Dillon Stadium is 6 p.m.

BFMS is blanked in season opener

Andrew Lewis Middle School benefited from five Benjamin Franklin Middle School turnovers Thursday in a 42-0 rout of the Eagles in a Roanoke Valley Middle School League football game at BFMS.

The contest was the Eagles’ season opener.

The loss brings an end to a 16-game winning streak by the Eagles.

BFMS (0-1 in the Roanoke Valley Middle School League, 0-1 overall) returns to action today against league foe Northside Middle School.

Kickoff in Roanoke is 5 p.m.

Eagles blank Bassett in volleyball match at home, 3-0

Senior outside hitter Alexandra Christoff totaled eight kills and seven digs Thursday as Franklin County’s varsity volleyball team swept Bassett, 3-0, in a non-district match-up at Samuel M. Hawkins-Central Gymnasium.

FCHS (2-0) has defeated two of its former Piedmont District rivals in non-league encounters this season, both at home.

Set scores were 25-10, 25-16, 25-11.

Sophomore Courtney Bryant finished the match with 11 kills, nine digs, four aces and two blocks.

Senior setter Rachel Justice distributed 26 assists and netted four kills.

Bassett is coached by former Ferrum College student-athlete Julie Firebaugh.

FCHS returns to action Thursday at Magna Vista.

Match time in Ridgeway is 7 p.m.

FCHS jayvees shut out Bengals

Franklin County’s junior varsity volleyball team topped Bassett 2-0 in a non-district match Thursday at Samuel M. Hawkins-Central Gymnasium.

Set scores were 25-15, 25-14.

The Eagles (2-0) have defeated two of its former Piedmont District rivals in non-league encounters this season, both at home.

FCHS returns to action Thursday at Magna Vista.

Match time in Ridgeway is 5:30 p.m.

Read Mountain shuts out BFMS

Read Mountain Middle School shut out Benjamin Franklin Middle School 2-0 Thursday in a Roanoke Valley Middle School District volleyball match at BFMS’s West Gymnasium.

Set scores were 25-17, 25-19.

Five players accounted for the Eagles’ six service aces, and the Eagles placed 94.4 percent of their serves in play.

BFMS finished the match with seven kills, seven attack errors, two blocks, five assists and 23 digs.

Anna Hasty finished the match with two aces, five assists and a dig.

Hope Greer netted three kills and three digs, while Bralynn Beamesder tallied two blocks and a dig and Abigail Stone, Alyssa Legg and Haley Hanks each collected four digs.

BFMS (1-2 in the Roanoke Valley Middle School League, 2-2 overall) returns to action Thursday against league foe Hidden Valley Middle School.

Match time at BFMS is 5 p.m.

Franklin County golfers defeat Blacksburg in dual match

HARDY – Timmy Massey and Brayden Walmsley each carded a 12-over-par 37 Thursday to pace Franklin County’s golf team to a five-stroke, 152-157, triumph over Blacksburg in a nine-hole, non-district dual match at The Westlake Golf and Country Club.

Massey and Walmsley shared medalist accolades with Blacksburg’s Melissa Meng, who led the Bruins with a 1-over-par 37.

Also posting counting scores for the Eagles were

Rylee Layman (38) and Cutter Harvey (40).

Turning in non-counting scores were Luke Pasley (40) and Evan Hahn (43).

The Bruins’ other counting scores were posted by Davis Young (39), Sean Ruan (40) and David Zhang (41).

Scores shot by Abby Hunter (41) and Paul Duncan (44) did not factor into Blacksburg’s total.

FCHS returns to Blue Ridge District competition Tuesday, September 10 at the Botetourt Golf and Swim Club in Troutville.

BFMS wins second golf quad

MARTINSVILLE – Carson Moore claimed medalist laurels for the second time this season and Benjamin Franklin Middle School won for the second time too Thursday at Forest Park Country Club.

The Eagles shot a 179 to win the quad by six strokes over Halifax County Middle School (185). Patrick County (213) was third and Martinsville Middle School did not have enough players to field a four-person squad, thus it was unable to post a team score.

Moore, a seventh-grader, won the nine-hole match with a 38.

Also turning in counting scores for the Eagles were Lawson Pasley (43) Ty Forbes (49) and Ethan Hahn (49).

Scores carded by Chase Bower (52), Tucker Harvey (54), Kaleb Young (54), McKenna Castle (57), Wes Hill (59) and Jackson Spence (68).

BFMS’s next match is Monday against Halifax County Middle School, Patrick County and Martinsville Middle School at Greens Folly Golf Club in South Boston.

Halifax County Middle School is hosting the nine-hole quad.

Tee time is 4 p.m.

Youth soccer clinic is scheduled for Saturday at Waid Park

SIX-MILE POST – Franklin County’s boys soccer program is conducting a youth soccer clinic Saturday, September 7 at Waid Recreation Area and Sports Complex.

The Eagles coaching staff and players are in charge of the clinic.

The clinic is for ages 4 to 12.

The clinic starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 11 a.m.

Cost is $20.

Registration takes place the morning of the clinic.

It is asked that checks be made payable to FCHS Boys Soccer.

Participants will be taught techniques for dribbling, passing, shooting and field positioning.

The clinic provides participants to receive specialized training as the sport’s fall season begins.

For information, contact FCHS head coach Bradley Lang by email:

Benefit golf tournament is slated for Saturday at The Westlake

HARDY — The Franklin County Eagle Golf Boosters tournament is set for Saturday, September 7 at The Westlake Golf and Country Club.

Format is four-player Captain’s Choice.

Registration is 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch at noon and a shot-gun start at 1 p.m.

Proceeds benefit Franklin County’s golf program.

Fee is $240 and includes tournament entry, gift bag, lunch and one mulligan per player.

A red tee and a toss can be purchased a registration for $10. Limit is one per player.

50-50 tickets drawing are scheduled with tickets available for purchase.

Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place and in the longest drive, closest to the pin and putting competitions.

Sponsorships are available at three levels: gold ($100), silver ($50) and bronze ($25); each features its own amenities.

For information, call FCHS head golf coach Mike Rogers (540) 493-5985 or contact him by email:

Benefit golf tournament is slated for September 14 at Mariners

HUDDLESTON - Burnt Chimney Volunteer Fire Department is staging its annul benefit golf tournament Saturday, September 14 at Mariners Landing Golf and Country Club.

Format is four-player Captain’s Choice.

Shot-gun start is 9 a.m.

Fee is $240 per team.

Lunch will be served following the round.

Gift certificates will be available at each hole.

For information, call Everett Wilson (540), 493-9102.

Pure Pro Wrestling to Franklin County YMCA September 14

Pure Pro Wrestling returns to the Franklin County Family YMCA Saturday, September 14.

Bell time is 7:30 p.m.

Misty Mountain Wares of Rocky Mount is sponsoring the card.

Tickets are $12. Youth age 6 and younger are admitted free.

Front row tickets are available in advance at Misty Mountain Wares, 1455 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount.

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