Facing rival Franklin County could make for an intense practice game
Somebody might have to remind Madison County and Franklin County that Friday’s scrimmage isn’t the real thing.
The long-time rivals meet Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Carnesville in a final dress rehearsal before the start of the season. Admission is $5 per person.
“I imagine it will be a pretty intense thing,” Madison County head coach Randell Owens said. “We’ve got kids who are related to some of their kids and are friends with some of their kids and go to church with some of their kids.”
The border-county foes have met 32 times on the gridiron, with the Raiders holding a slight 17-15 lead in the series.
But Madison County’s all-region schedule this season didn’t leave any room for Franklin County on this year’s slate, so Friday’s scrimmage game is in lieu of an actual game with the Lions.
For the rest of the story, see the Aug. 21 print edition of The Madison County Journal.