ELI CHRISTOPH #38 – Senior Spotlight

#38  Eli Christoph is the son of Paul & Renuka Christoph. Eli weighed 7 pounds and 11 ounces when he was born.   Eli started as a Franklin Cowboy playing Wide Receiver. Today he is an Outside Linebacker for the Rebels.  Brett Favre is his favorite Pro player.  Eli has his sights set on attending Stanford University in Palo Alto, California after graduating from FHS. Below are a few more things to know about Eli:

Favorite Food:  Spaghetti & meatballs

Favorite Motivational Saying or Scripture:  “Why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves back up” – Thomas Wayne

Favorite Rebel Memory: Doing squats on max day with my teammates

Message from Eli’s Proud Rebel Parents:

“Eli, we love the young man you have become and continue to evolve into.  Your dedicated heart, creative mind and strong spirit are evident in who you are.  You are a true hero, and your faith in Christ will continue to be your greatest source of strength.  Love, Mom & Dad”

MICHAEL RADICK #82 – Senior Spotlight

#82 Michael Radick is the son of Todd & Tracey Radick.  When Michael was born he weighed in at 6 pounds 12 ounces.   He started his football journey at Franklin High playing Cornerback and Wide Receiver.  Michael’s favorite Pro Player is Isaiah Crowell. After graduating FHS, he will attend college to study biomedical engineering and complete his doctorate in physical therapy.  A few more fun facts about Michael include:


Favorite Food:   Steak

Favorite Motivational Saying or Scripture:

”I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” Phillippians 4:13


Favorite Rebel Football Memory:   One hour dance battle before practice


Message from Michael’s  Proud Rebel Parents:  

“Michael, we couldn’t be more proud of you. You continually give 100% of yourself to your sports, academics, faith, family and friends.  You have seen the highs of victories and the lows of injuries, but you have always remained consistent, committed and faithful to the team.  God has gifted you in many ways and has great plans for your future.  We love you and are looking forward to a great senior year! Go Rebels!!”

HUNTER WALDRUM #53 – Senior Spotlight

#53 Hunter Waldrum is the son of David & Faye Waldrum. Hunter was born weighing 6 pounds and 13 ounces.   He played Tight End with his first football team the Bellevue Steelers.  Tyrann Mathieu is his favorite Pro player. After graduating from Franklin High skies are the limit! He is a third generation Goldsmith/ Fabricator and General Contractor in training since youth with plans of extending his knowledge of 3D imaging and CAD for building the world better than we know it in Civil and Structural Engineering. Below are a few of Hunter’s favorites:

Favorite Food:  Tacos / Mexican, yellow cake with chocolate icing melted inside!

Favorite Motivational Saying or Scripture:  Keep your face always to the sunshine and the shadows will fall behind you~

Favorite Rebel Memory: “Beating Ravenwood!!!!” That’s all that needs to be said!

Message from Hunter’s Proud Rebel Parents:

“Hunter, Your A SENIOR… It’s finally here!! Right? If you think that was fast, imagine 18 years~ We are so proud to look UP^ into your eyes today and see the man you are becoming. When I look at you I see A ROCK (more like a diamond)! A Champion! Anyone that knows you, will agree you are strong- dependable and loyal as they come! We know the game of football and the team your surrounded by has had an epic impact on your life. We are inspired by you because of your commitment. You always give your all while knowing the best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. It’s been a blessing to be by your side through the journey. We are excited to see what God has planned for you!  Romans 12:2 do not conform… be transformed!! We love you bunches, love always from your #1 Cheerleaders! The Fam~ Dad, Mom, Febe and the Coopster!!

KYLE MEANS #65 – Senior Spotlight

#65  Kyle Means is the son of Jessica Means & Kevin Means. Our Offensive & Defensive Lineman arrived weighing in at 8 pounds and 7.5 ounces.   Kyle started playing football with the Franklin Cowboys and has always been a lineman!  Tiki Barber is his favorite Pro player.  Kyle wants to study Biology / Zoology in college.  More of Kyles favorite things include:

Favorite Food:  BDubs (Buffalo Wildwings)

Favorite Motivational Saying or Scripture:  “Do unto others as you would have done unto you”

Favorite Rebel Memory: “So far my favorite football memory has been beating Brentwood 41-7”


Message from Kyle’s Proud Rebel Parents:

“Your dad and I are so proud of you Kyle.  Your kindness and strong work ethic has brought you far and will serve you well in life.  You are such a wonderful young man and we love you very much.  We are supposed to be your role models, but you inspire us everyday and when things get tough, you just keep going.  Love you so much!”

PRICE WYNN #17 – Senior Spotlight

#17 Price Wynn is the son of Betsy & Chris Wynn.  When Price was born he weighed 7 pounds and 11 ounces.  He made is football debut as a Grassland General in 7th grade as a Wide Receiver.  Price’s favorite college team is Old Miss and his favorite pro player is from our Stanley Cup Finalists The Nashville Preds…. Pekka Rinne! Here are a few more fun facts about Price:

Favorite food – crab legs with melted butter

Favorite saying – “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” – Wayne Gretzky

Favorite Rebel memory – The energy and excitement of Friday Game Day. The pride I feel on that day.


Message from Price’s Proud Rebel Parents:

“I feel like the most blessed mom in the world to have you as my son.  The positive way you choose to live life, even through major disappointment, is a real motivation to those around you.  My hope for you is that you achieve all that you dream and can be as good of an influence on the world as you have been on this family.  We are so incredibly proud of you! We love you – Mom, Dad, Graham, Mimi and Tanner”

MICHAEL CROWTHER #2 – Senior Spotlight

#2 Michael Crowther is the son of Bradford & Catheryne Crowther and the late Linda Bennett.  When Michael was born he weighed 9 pounds and 4 ounces!  His first football team was playing for Zion Christian Academy Middle School as Corner Back and Wide Receiver.   Michael’s favorite Pro Player is the great Bo Jackson.  Michael plans to pursue an Army ROTC scholarship and attend Auburn University #GoTigers!  A few more notables about Michael include:

Favorite Food: Krispy Kreme doughnuts

Favorite Motivational Saying or Scripture:  It’s not wanting to win that makes you a winner; it’s refusing to fail.  – Peyton Manning

Favorite Rebel Football Memory: It has yet to be made.


Message from Michael’s Proud Rebel Parents:

“If I had written down what I would have wanted in a son before you were born, I could not have imagined the young man you have become. You are a joy to be around and are such a great influence on all those around you, including your younger brother Ben Bruno. Your mom was so amazed to see you mature into a young man almost overnight as you showed her love by your care and time you spent with her. She was so proud of you! Keep sharing your story with Christ at the center of your life. I love you just because you are my son and proud of you for the young man you are.”

AVERY JONES #30 – Senior Spotlight

#30 Avery Jones is the son of Keith and Tracey Jones.  Avery weighed 9 pounds and 5 ounces when he was born.  His first football experience was playing a Lineman for the Franklin Cowboys. Favorite players include Tyler Byrd – UT and Julio Jones- Falcons.  More of Avery’s favorites include:

Favorite Food:  Cheeseburger

Favorite Motivational Saying or Scripture:  “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28

Favorite Rebel Football Memory: 1st Rebel touchdown in the Blackman scrimmage

Message from Avery’s Proud Rebel Parents:

“Avery/A-Train, we are so proud of you for having the courage to try something new your Senior Year!  We love watching you play, because we know behind the athletic gifts is a foundation of hard work and perseverance.  You are an amazing athlete but an even finer young man.  It is a blessing to call you our son.  Your character and servant heart are an encouragement to all who know you.  Keep letting your light shine! Love, Mom and Dad”

GENTRY NEESE #3 – Senior Spotlight

#3 Gentry Neese is the son of Charlie Neese & Eve Annunziato. Gentry was born 7 pounds and
9 ounces.  His first football experience was playing Corner for Saint Paul Saints in 5th Grade.  Jarvis Landry is his favorite Pro Player.  Gentry’s impassioned about coaching football as he coaches a 14-year-old team currently and has 92 color coordinated plays he crafted for them on a Google spreadsheet. I think they’ve master 3 or 4 of them so far! He plans to study Sports Management and one day be on the sidelines calling plays!  Below are a few more of his favorites:

Favorite Food: His Mom’s Baked Ziti

Favorite Motivational Saying or Scripture: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”   Dr. Seuss

Favorite Rebel Football Memory:  Beating Brentwood at home!


Message from Gentry’s Proud Rebel Parents:

“Gentry, we’re most proud of not your athletic ability, but rather your humble spirit and kind heart that guide you. We are glad you realize this game, this team and this life aren’t all about you –  it’s much grander than that.  You understand all of your accomplishments as a Rebel were because of the help of your teammates who blocked and tackled for you and/or perfectly passed to you.  That’s a lesson we’re confident you understand and will take with you to college and beyond.  Simply said, we’re proud of your deep faith, integrity and character on and off the field.  Through all of your 18 years and all of the years to come, Gentry, we are most thankful we get to call you our son!”

MAX WRAY #75 – Senior Spotlight

#75 Max Wray is the son of Sam & Stacy Wray.  Max made his debut into the world at 9 pounds 7 ounces.  He wore #2 on his first football team for the Erie Tigers in Colorado where we played QB.  Max now wears #75 – his dad’s OLine number. His favorite Pro Player is Joe Thomas.  Max is set to graduate early in December, live out a dream of playing in the US Army All American Bowl, then start at THE Ohio State in January where he will begin Spring classes & football.  A few more tid-bits about Max include:

Favorite Food: Mom’s Poppyseed Chicken, BACON, Costco’s Chocolate Cake, Chicken Strips from J Alexanders… the list goes on & on…

Favorite Motivational Saying or Scripture: “You Won’t”

Romans 12:2 “Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.”

Favorite Rebel Football Memory: 4th Quarter against Ravenwood last year, 2016

Message from Max’s Proud Rebel Parents:

“Maxwell – we are so proud of the man you are becoming.  You are kind, funny, smart, a joy to be around and you are one heck of a karaoke singer!  The way you remain focused on your dreams & goals, in school & on/off the field, is inspiring.  It’s been amazing to watch the Lord walk along side of you & your dedication. Continue to work hard, stay humble & good things will happen.  May Psalm 103 bring you comfort all the days of your life. Your relationship with your brother brings us great joy! We can’t wait to watch The Wray Brother “Bookends” on the line this Fall!  Enjoy each & every moment.  Love you – Mama & Dad”

CARTER HENDRY #6 – Senior Spotlight

#6 Carter Hendry is son of the late Chuck Henry and Abbie & Brian Hammett. Carter made his entrance into this world weighting 5 pounds and 15 ounces. Carter has been working on his QB skills dating back to his days playing for the Franklin Cowboys. Fellow Senior Rebel teammates call him “6” and his favorite Pro Player is Hershel Walker. Below are a few more of our QB’s favorite things:

Favorite food: Crab Legs

Favorite Motivational Saying or Scripture: Philippians 4:13 “I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me.”

Favorite Rebel Football Memory: Mount Juliet Football game Junior year, 2016 Season

Message from Carter’s Proud Rebel Parents:
“It’s been an honor to watch you grow up into such a fine young man. We are proud of you and all of your accomplishments, on and off the field. May God continue to bless you and direct your path. We love you endlessly! Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.”

Rebel Walk/ Tailgate Riverdale game

Rebel Walk/Tailgate Riverdale game

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JOHN TAYLOR #26 – Senior Spotlight

#26 John Taylor is son to Brad & Barb Taylor.  John Taylor came into this world at 7 pounds 11ounces.  He started off playing Tailback for the Grassland Eagles.  John’s favorite Pro Player is Eric Decker.  After graduating from FHS, John plans to attend Auburn University #GoTigers.  More of John’s favorites include:

Favorite Food:  Shrimp & Grits

Favorite Motivational Saying or Scripture: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” John 3:16

Favorite Rebel Memory: Going to Memphis to play Whitehaven in the playoffs.


Message from John’s Proud Rebel Parents:

“John, we are incredibly proud of who you are.  Your strength of character & kindness give courage to those around you. We are thankful for the gift of watching you grow. You have brought us great joy! Work hard, love big & stay the course.  We will be cheering for you all the way! Love, Mom & Dad”

FRANKLIN v BRENTWOOD Williamson Herald

Football: Brentwood wins classic at Franklin in 39th meeting

The host Rebels cut the lead to 14-10 on Christopher Miller-Hill’s 33-yard field goal with 8:15 remaining. With the momentum appearing to swing to the home side, Carson Shacklett and the offensive line took over for six-and-a-half minutes, moving Brentwood from their own 30-yard line to the Franklin 28 before missing a field goal and calling on their defense to finish off the nail-biter.


GARRISON GLOVER #22 – Senior Spotlight

#22 Garrison Glover is the son of Dan & Jennifer Glover. When Garrison was born he weighed in at a solid 8 pounds. In 4th grade, Garrison played Wide Receiver and Strong Safety for “Video Gold” -Pop Warner Football – in Milan, TN.  Garrison’s favorite Pro Players are Payton Manning & Julio Jones.  After FHS, Garrison is working to obtain a track scholarship, plans to study psychology/religious studies at the University of Tennessee and then obtain his doctorate in theology. Below are a few more highlights about Garrison:

Favorite Food:    3 of Moe’s Joey Burritos

Favorite Motivational Saying or Scripture:   Matthew 22:37   Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”

Favorite Rebel Football Memory:   “5 solo tackles against McGavock my Junior year and playing corner against Whitehaven in the Quarter-finals of the State Playoffs.   Our guys worked hard last year to make it to the Playoffs.  This year it feels different, more focused….our players are dedicated to growing stronger and better as a team not just as individual players.    Over the years at FHS I learned that dedication, integrity and servant-leadership is key on and off the field.”


Message from Proud Rebel Parents:

 “Garrison, we are honored to call you our son.  You are set apart and we know that God gifted you, He has great plans for you and your walk with Him.   Whatever you do always give your best.   We love your sense of humor, calm spirit, loyalty, willingness to work hard, your humble confidence, determination, and servant heart.  We are proud of the young man you’ve become. You bring joy to us and everyone around you!”

JOHN CRITCHLOW #20 – Senior Spotlight

#20 John Critchlow is the son of David & Sarah Critchlow. When John was born he weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces.  John started off his football career as the QB for the Grassland Eagles.  His favorite College team is BYU.  After graduating from Franklin, John plans on serving a church on a 2 year mission and then go onto college. Here are a few more things to know about John:

Favorite Food:  Sushi

Favorite Motivational saying or Scripture:  Proverbs 28:1 “The wicked flee when no man pursueth; but the righteous are bold as a lion.”

Favorite Rebel Football Memory:  Winning 7 on 7 championship with several FHS teammates.


Message from John’s Proud Rebel Parents:

“John we are so proud of you! You have always been a light in our family and to those around you. With your intelligence, faith, perseverance, and your incredible work ethic your ability to succeed is endless!  Have a great year & Go Rebels!”

ADAM SIRFACE #73 – Senior Spotlight

#73 Adam Sirface is son to Evelyn & Scott Young and Gary & Natalie Sirface.  Adam weighed a whopping 9 pounds at birth!!  He broke onto the Grid Iron scene wearing jersey #20 playing Linebacker for the Franklin Cowboys.  His favorite College Team is UT #GBO and his favorite player is LaDainian Tomlinson.  After graduation from FHS, Adam has his sights set on attending the University of Tennessee – GO VOLS!  Below are a few other fun facts about Adam:

Food: Chick-fil-a  or a great steak

Favorite Motivational Saying or Scripture: “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong” Corinthians 16:13

Favorite Rebel Football Memory: My first career sack against Mt. Juliet


Message from Adam’s Proud Rebel Parents:

Gary & Natalie: “We are very proud of the man you are becoming. You have a great heart and a real zest for life.  We’ve really enjoyed seeing you grow on the football field too…and it is because you have put in the hard work.  No one can take that away from you and you will carry these memories and friendships the remainder of your life.  We hope you have great success in the classroom and on the field during your senior season.  Go Rebels”

Evelyn & Scott : “It has been our pleasure watching you grow into the kind-hearted young man you are today.  You have worked so hard to be a contributing member of the Franklin Rebel Football team and we are so proud of your accomplishment.  This experience has taught you so many valuable lessons that you will take with you the rest of your life.  We can’t wait to see what your future holds. Love always”

Nolensville Scrimmage photos

Rebels scrimmage vs Nolensville

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