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District Champs substate bound

Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander

For the first time in a quarter century, the McNairy Central Bobcats can call themselves district champions after rolling through the District 14-AA Tournament unbeaten, but that is only the beginning of their historic run.

“It feels great to get that win, to get that district championship, but it’s just scratching the surface for us,” said Bobcat head coach Brian Franks. “I’ve got a group of seniors this year, and they were the first class I started with when they were freshman, so it’s definitely great to get that first district championship under our belt, and it’s even sweeter because it’s the first one in 25 years.”

Giving up only three runs combined in wins over Jackson Central-Merry, Bolivar Central, and two against Lexington last week, the Bobcats clinched the No. 1-seed in the Region 7-AA Tournament and showed they are ready to march deep into the post-season by defeating Dyersburg.

“I’m really proud of the guys, and I know they’re excited,” said Franks, “and I believe the whole community and all the surrounding areas are excited for us also.”

That excitement was apparent when tons a fans from all over the county and surrounding areas flooded MCHS to watch McNairy Central make history last Monday.

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