Timestamps for the highlight plays in the video above are bolded in the article below.
Fannin County (3-0,0-0) hosted The Gordon Central Warriors (1-3, 0-0) on a rainy Friday night in the first region matchup of the year for both teams.
Fannin has started the season off in the best way possible, beating Union County for the first time since 2007 and dominating both Southwest Whitfield & Banks County.
Gordon Central has started the season off with a rough start losing to Woodland, Northwest Whitfield and Gordon Lee and only beating Southwest Whitfield.
Fannin got off to a great start, scoring on the very first play of the game. Starting Quarterback Luke Holloway throwing a short pass to Wide Receiver Jalen Ingram and Ingram taking it 55 yards to the house.(0:00-0:15) The Rebels defense started off strong only allowing Gordon Central to gain 5 yards on their first drive, followed by a blocked punt that was picked up by the Rebels and walked in for the touchdown. (0:15-0:20) The Rebels continued dominating the game on both sides of the ball, with another score on their next offensive drive with a 9 yard touchdown run by Caleb Postell. (0:21-0:33)
Late in the first quarter, Gordon Central started to gain some momentum offensively led by starting quarterback Tre Williams & Jordan Boone. The Warriors picked up a few first downs and was moving the ball with ease. At the beginning of the second quarter, the drive came to an end due to a fumbled handoff recovered by the Rebels around midfield.
In the second quarter, the Rebels kept their foot on the gas, scoring 3 quick touchdowns. Luke Hollloway found Andre Bivens for a long touchdown pass (0:34-0:46) & then found Cohutta Hyde on the next drive for a 30 yard touchdown. (0:47-0:59) The next offensive drive Luke Holloway threw a short screen pass to Cohutta Hyde and he took it 35 yards to the house. (1:00- 1:11) If you thought Fannin was gonna let off the gas, you thought wrong. The next drive by Gordon Central ended with an interception by Andre Bivens and he ran all the way down to the 4 yard line. That was followed by a 4 yard touchdown run by Seth Reece. (1:12- 1:22) The Rebels led the Indians 49-0 at halftime.
The Rebels defense started off the 2nd half with a fumble recovery taken for a touchdown to make it 57-0. (1:23-1:43) The Rebels defense held their ground the entire game and played as well a game as the coaching staff could have asked for. The Warriors did eventually score late in the 4th quarter but missed the PAT to make the final score 57-6.
Fannin County is now 4-0 and they will travel to Pepperell to play the Dragons next Friday.
Congratulations to Gabe Buchanan for signing a letter of intent to play college baseball at Reinhardt University next year. Buchanan is a senior at Fannin County High School who has been playing the sport for most of his life.
It was a unique and exciting day as not only Gabe was signing, but also four of his other teammates. Family and friends from all over came to celebrate the Rebel’s big day. Head coach of the Fannin Rebel Baseball team started off the signing ceremony thanking the parents and teachers of the players for shaping them into the fine young men that they have become. He followed his statement with, “This is not something that happens overnight. Great baseball players are shaped over the years from rec ball games, travel ball tournaments, and school games that you parents gave up your time to be at. These five young men had a goal and they have worked so hard to achieve this next chapter of their life. These men are going to do great things. They are going to come back and be a great part of a community wherever they decide to land and that speaks to their character. They have been all in since day one and I’m so grateful to have shared part of this journey with them.”
Buchanan has played on the varsity baseball team for the high school since his freshman year and has been awarded for his great performance. His junior year, Gabe was named to the All-State Baseball Team, the All Region team, and he also earned the Offensive Award for the season.
Not only does the athlete excel on the field, but also in the classroom. Freshman through junior year, Gabe has earned the Academic Award for the baseball team as well as the Citizenship Award out of his entire grade. His sophomore year, the scholar was inducted into the the National Honors Society. The following year, Gabe was inducted into the National Technical Honors Society to add to his academic accomplishments. His awards continued onto junior year wear he earned the Sports Medicine Award as well as the Georgia Merritt Scholarship. As far as extracurriculars go, baseball is not the only sport the athlete has participated in throughout his high school career. His freshman and sophomore year, Gabe also participated in basketball for the school. He is also currently a part of the Junior Board which he was selected to be on out of many of his classmates.
“Playing baseball at the high school has taught me the importance of faith, family, and fight within a team. While this team has given me so much, I’m looking forward to this next chapter in my life as well as continuing my dream of playing college baseball,” Buchanan shared with the Team FYN Sports team. Good luck to the future Eagle in all of his future endeavors!
Congratulations to Blake Rogers for signing a letter of intent to play college baseball at Reinhardt University next year. Rogers is a senior at Fannin County High School who has been playing the sport for most of his life.
It was a unique and exciting day as not only Blake was signing, but also four of his other teammates. Family and friends from all over came to celebrate the Rebel’s big day. Head coach of the Fannin Rebel Baseball team started off the signing ceremony thanking the parents and teachers of the players for shaping them into the fine young men that they have become. He followed his statement with, “This is not something that happens overnight. Great baseball players are shaped over the years from rec ball games, travel ball tournaments, and school games that you parents gave up your time to be at. These five young men had a goal and they have worked so hard to achieve this next chapter of their life. These men are going to do great things. They are going to come back and be a great part of a community wherever they decide to land and that speaks to their character. They have been all in since day one and I’m so grateful to have shared part of this journey with them.”
Blake has played on the varsity baseball team for the high school since his freshman year and has been awarded for his great performance with a varsity letter each year.
“I’m so grateful for my time playing here. I have made so many good friends on this team but I’m excited to see where my adventure to Reinhardt takes me,” Rogers shared with the Team FYN Sports team. Good luck to the future Eagle in all of his future endeavors!
Congratulations to Carson Beavers for signing a letter of intent to play college baseball at Winthrop University next year. Beavers is a senior at Fannin County High School who has been playing the sport for most of his life.
It was a unique and exciting day as not only Carson was signing, but also four of his other teammates. Family and friends from all over came to celebrate the Rebel’s big day. Head coach of the Fannin Rebel Baseball team started off the signing ceremony thanking the parents and teachers of the players for shaping them into the fine young men that they have become. He followed his statement with, “This is not something that happens overnight. Great baseball players are shaped over the years from rec ball games, travel ball tournaments, and school games that you parents gave up your time to be at. These five young men had a goal and they have worked so hard to achieve this next chapter of their life. These men are going to do great things. They are going to come back and be a great part of a community wherever they decide to land and that speaks to their character. They have been all in since day one and I’m so greatful to have shared part of this journey with them.”
Beavers has played on the varsity baseball team for the high school since his freshman year and has been awarded for his great performance. Carson had a great season this past year as he was awarded with First Team All State, First Team All Region, and Pitcher of the Year. The athlete also branched out and played football for the high school his freshman and senior year.
Not only does the athlete excel on the field, but also in the classroom. His sophomore year, Beavers was inducted into the National Honor Society for his academic performance. The very next year, Carson added another academic accomplishment to the list by being inducted into the National Technical Honor Society.
“I am so proud of this team and all we have accomplished together. I’m sad that it’s coming to an end, but I can’t wait to see what new opportunities Winthrop will bring,” Beavers shared with the Team FYN Sports team. Good luck to the future Eagle in all of his future endeavors!
Congratulations to Matthew Shirah for signing a letter of intent to play college baseball for the Naval Academy next year. Shirah is a senior at Fannin County High School who has been playing the sport for as long as he can remember.
It was a unique and exciting day as not only Matthew was signing, but also four of his other teammates. Family and friends from all over came to celebrate the Rebel’s big day. Head coach of the Fannin Rebel Baseball team started off the signing ceremony thanking the parents and teachers of the players for shaping them into the fine young men that they have become. He followed his statement with, “This is not something that happens overnight. Great baseball players are shaped over the years from rec ball games, travel ball tournaments, and school games that you parents gave up your time to be at. These five young men had a goal and they have worked so hard to achieve this next chapter of their life. These men are going to do great things. They are going to come back and be a great part of a community wherever they decide to land and that speaks to their character. They have been all in since day one and I’m so greatful to have shared part of this journey with them.”
Shirah has played on the varsity baseball team for the high school since his freshman year and for a travel team even longer. The athlete has received many awards for his great performance which include; Perfect Game All Tournament Team 2015 East Cobb Invitational, Perfect Game All Tournament Team 2017 WWBA 2019 Grads National Championship, Showcase Top Prospect Team 2017 National Underclass Showcase Main Event, Perfect Game All Tournament Team 2017 18U Summer Showdown, Perfect Game All Tournament Team 2017 Elite Underclass Championship, Perfect Game All Tournament Team 2017, All Region Second Team 7-AAA – 2018, Perfect Game All Tournament Team 2018 17U East Cobb Invitational, Perfect Game All Tournament Team 2018 WWBA 2019 Grads National Championship Qualifier, Perfect Game All Tournament Team 2018 WWBA 2020 Grads or 16U National Championship Perfect Game – Preseason Underclass All-American Honorable Mention 2018, All Region 7-AAA – 2019, All State – Georgia AAA – 2019, Top Scholar Athlete Award FCHS Varsity Baseball– 2019, Best Defensive Player of the Year 2019 – FCHS, Perfect Game Preseason Underclassmen All-American Honorable Mention 2019, Perfect Game Fast Ball 85 mph Plus Award July 18, 2019, Top Ten First Baseman Velocity 2017 National Underclass Showcase Main Event, and Perfect Game All Tournament Team 2017 World Wood Bat Association (WWBA) 2019 Grads National Qualifier.
Not only does the athlete excel on the field, but also in the classroom. The scholar is ranked number one in his class out of 235 students, he is a member in TSA, and participates in the school’s academic team. His freshman year he earned awards for Honors Biology, Honors Literature, and Engineering I. Shirah’s sophomore year he received awards for Honors Chemistry, AP World History, and ADW World History. The student added more awards to his collection his junior year by earning awards in AP US History, ADW US History, Honors Algebra II, and Engineering III. Shirah has even more success outside of the classroom. He has also received the Hugh O’Brien Leadership Award, National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists Award of Excellence, University of Georgia Certificate of Merit 2019, Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award, DUKE TIP, National Honor Society member, National Technical Honor Society Member, selected to be part of the Junior Board, and has upheld perfect attendance for his whole high school career.
“Ever since my eighth grade year when I started playing baseball for the high school, I always felt like I belonged to a family. Under Coach Ayers, Coach Stone, and Coach Cline our varsity team improved every year culminating in our Elite 8 appearance and Region Championship last year. The guys on the team and our coaches are unlike any others, and I wouldn’t want to play alongside anyone else. I will remember my teammates and coaches at Fannin County High School for the rest of my life. I am looking forward to being a pitcher at the Naval Academy under Coach Kosty who has achieved 900 wins at the Division 1 level for the next phase of my academic and athletic career. Coach Applegate is a great pitching coach that can help me improve my game and be successful at the next level. The Naval Academy baseball program has been successful in the past few years winning the Patriot League Regular Season title for five straight years, and I can’t wait to be part of their promosing future. Playing baseball at the Naval Academy allows me to be a part of a strong brotherhood and represent the United States of America on the baseball field as well as in the Armed Forces after following my graduation,” Shirah shared with the Team FYN Sports team. Good luck to Matthew in all of his future endeavors!
Last night, the Fannin Rebels took on the Pickens Dragons for the second game of the Thanksgiving Tournament. The Rebels were on a 3-0 winning streak so far in the season and hoped to continue the trend.
Pickens earned the ball from tipoff just to have it taken away by Fannin. Jalen Ingram was the first to put points on the board and give Fannin a 2-0 lead. Pickens quickly responded and pulled ahead with a 3 point shot. Ingram was the one to get the lead back for the Rebels with a shot from the block and earned six points for the night. Pickens made another 3 point shot to take back the lead. With the Dragons ahead 9-11, Landon Norton banked a three point shot to put Fannin ahead 12-11 to end the first quarter.
The Dragons were able to pull ahead of Fannin with a shot on the block to take a 13-12 lead. Sophomore, Jordan Bennett, was able to draw a foul and made both free throws to give Fannin a 14-13 lead. As the Rebels extended their lead, the Dragons trailed behind. Cohutta Hyde showed off his great ball handling skills as he drove to the basket and added 12 points to the Rebel’s score. Hyde was able to hit a buzzer beater three point shot to tie the game 24-24 to go into half time.
To start off the second half, Kaeden Twiggs was able to draw a foul and make a free throw to put Fannin ahead 25-24. Twiggs led the Rebels in scoring for the night as he earned 15 points overall. Pickens was on fire above the key as they made three 3 point shots in a row, giving them the lead. The junior was able to close out the third quarter with a made 3 point shot with Pickens still ahead 37-31.
Senior, Miles Johnson, drew a foul to start off the fourth quarter and made a free throw to put the score at 37-32. Johnson contributed four points to the Rebel’s score with his moves on the block and made free throws. Jerritt Holloway got after it on defense as he made the Dragons work hard and earned 2 points for himself to add to the Rebel’s score. Although Fannin was right behind Pickens, they were unable to catch up as the clock wound down on their 51-44 victory.
Fannin’s loss puts their overall record at 3-1.
For their first game in the Thanksgiving Tournament on Saturday night, the Fannin Rebels took on the Hiwassee Dam Eagles. The Rebels had just come from a big 40-35 win against the Southeast Whitfield Raiders and looked to continue the trend against the Eagles.
Sophomore, Landon Norton, was the first to make something happen as he got his hands on the ball and made an assist to Kaeden Twiggs to score the first layup of the night and give Fannin a 2-0 lead. The Eagles quickly tied up the game as they pulled up for a shot to make the score 2-2. Twiggs was all over it as he had a shot downlow to give the Rebels a 6-2 lead that they would keep extending over the Eagles. Twiggs had a great night on offense as he contributed fourteen points to Fannin’s score for the night. As Fannin kept finding open shots, they closed out the first quarter with an 18-7 lead over Hiwassee Dam.
The return of Fannin’s football players proved to be a huge help in the tournament game. Cohutta Hyde showed off his amazing ball handling skills as he led the Rebel’s in scoring for the night with 21 points. Jalen Ingram proved to be an asset on the block as he earned steals and added 9 points to the Rebel’s score, one basket being from a slam dunk! Senior, Miles Johnson, also made himself known in his first game back as he had moves on the block and added four points to Fannin’s score. As the Eagles kept trying to catch up, Fannin kept extending their lead and went into halftime with a score of 37-10.
Hiwassee Dam came out ready to play in the second half. They started to work harder to get to the basket and score points. Brady Martin applied pressure to the Eagles defense as he earned steals downlow and even contributed 2 points to the Rebel’s score to extend their lead. Jerritt Holloway had grit on defense as he drew fouls. Holloway was 100% on his free throws for the night, just like he was Fannin’s last game, as he made all four of his shots against the Eagles. An assist from Jalen Ingram to Kaeden Twiggs for a layup put Fannin ahead 56-31 to end the third quarter.
The Eagles found a new fire in them as they applied heavy defensive pressure to Fannin and made them work to get to the basket. Hiwassee outscored the Rebels in the fourth quarter as they earned 10 points while Fannin only had 6. Starting point guard, Jordan Bennett, had a great game with good looks on offense as he provided many assists, and also drew a foul to earn a foul shot for Fannin. Bennett was the one to close out the game with a made layup to put the final score at 62-41 with Fannin claiming their third victory in a row!
Fannin’s win puts their overall record at 3-0! Can they keep the streak going? Find out tonight as they take on Pickens County at 7:30 for the second day of the Thanksgiving Tournament being held at Fannin County High School!
After a two week break, the Fannin County Rebels are ready to get back to work.
“They came back in and seemed to be real fresh and excited, and we had a lot of good energy,” said Head Coach Chad Cheatham about their first practice back.
Although the Rebels graduated eleven seniors off the team from last year, the team is taking it in stride.
Cheatham mentioned the strengths of the freshmen and sophomores who played last year, and then went a little bit into recruiting for this year.
“We picked up several good kids, kids that left the program even in the spring when I first got here are starting to come back in,” said Cheatham.
Rebels fans know that Cheatham led the team to the playoffs last year for the first time in several years, so BKP asked Cheatham if the team had set a standard for this year.
“Absolutely,” replied Cheatham. “I think that not only just making the playoffs, but advancing now to the playoffs…I don’t think that these guys want to accept, or will accept, anything less than that.”
The full interview can be viewed below, only on FYN TV!
Fannin County High School Rebels start the game strong as Treylyn Owensby ran for over an 80-yard gain to the Chestatee High School War Eagles 17-yard line. Luke Holloway connects with Will Mosley for the touchdown and the Rebels went for the extra point, but it was blocked. Rebels take the lead 6-0.
War Eagles take possession at the 29-yard line. Rebels defense started strong not allowing the War Eagles to cross the 50-yard line. Some incomplete passes and a few tackles later, the Rebels are back in possession.
Rebels offense takes over at their own 49-yard line. Rebels fans thought Holloways 49-yard sweep would result in a touchdown, but the yellow flag would bring back the attempt. In the next play, the War Eagles intercept Holloways attempt to connect with Jalen Ingram.
War Eagles capitalize on the turnover with a touchdown and a successful 2-point conversion. The War Eagles take the lead 8-6 with under 5 minutes left in the 1st quarter.
Rebels erased the War Eagles touchdown with a 26-yard gain between Holloway and Chandler Kendall and another 27-yards from Owensby. The Rebels light up the scoreboard with a touchdown and Matthew Postell with the 2-point conversion, taking back the lead 14-8 at the end of the first quarter.
The War Eagles attempt a comeback at the start of the second quarter as their quarterback keeps the ball for a 30-yard gain before being tackled by Jackson Weeks at the 3-yard line. On the next play, the Rebels pick up the fumble on their own 10-yard line.
Rebels capitalize on the turnover as Holloway and Kendall make an 88-yard connection for the touchdown and Sosebee gets the extra point. Rebels find themselves up 21-8 with a near 10 minutes left in the 2nd quarter.
War Eagles make a long pass into Rebel territory at the 43-yard line. The War Eagles keep pushing for the end zone and get to the 23-yard line before they fumble the ball for a loss of 20 yards and find themselves 3rd down and 23 at Rebels 43-yard line. The War Eagles keeping pushing to the end zone despite their loss and get back to Rebels 23-yard line. A flag against the War Eagles puts them at the 34-yard line. In the next play, Postell intercepts the ball putting the Rebels back in possession in Rebel territory.
Rebels offense gets the wheels turning with Owensby’s 31-yards, Mosley’s 18-yards, Andre Bivins’ 17-yards, and Holloway’s 10-yards for a total of 76 yards. With less than 2 minutes in the first half, Owensby makes the touchdown and the 2-point conversion, continuing the Rebels lead 29-8.
War Eagles continues to answer with a touchdown and a successful 2-points now making the score 29-16. Rebels take possession but Holloway’s attempt to connect with Kendall was intercepted.
War Eagles quarterback gains 13 yards before being tackled by Weeks. In the next play, War Eagles quarterback breaks away from the herd and runs into Rebels endzone only to be called back due to a flag on the play. That brings a close to the first half with the Rebels in the lead 29-16.
The Rebels kicked off to start the second half. The War Eagles successfully cross the 50 into Rebels territory and find themselves at Rebels 32-yard line. The War Eagles quarterback gains 27-yards before being tackled. War Eagles find themselves on the Rebels 4-yard line. On the next play, they score a touchdown and go for the extra point lighting up the scoreboard 29-23.
Rebels respond to War Eagles touchdown with the Rebels moving up the field with vigor, Owensby with 30-yards, Mosley with 6-yards, and a successful connection between Holloway and Ingram. With a long pass from Holloway, Mosley scored for a 28-yard touchdown. The Rebels were unsuccessful on the 2-point conversion attempt. The Rebels are up 35-23.
Rebels defense continues to struggle to contain War Eagles quarterback as he scores another touchdown. With the extra point good, Rebels now only find themselves up 35-30.
With 1:43 left in the 3rd quarter, Rebels found themselves once again in War Eagle territory. Owensby rushed for another 10-yards putting the Rebels deep in War Eagles territory. The Rebels would erase those yards with a delay of game and an incomplete pass ends the 3rd quarter with a score of 35-30.
At the start of 4th quarter, War Eagles have the ball at their own 21-yard line. War Eagles completed a long pass to put them deep in Rebels territory. The War Eagles capitalize and score a touchdown on the very next play. A successful 2-point conversion puts the War Eagles 38-35 with 10:38 left in the game.
Rebels respond as Owensby gains at least 20-yards from the kickoff return. After some carries from Owensby and Mosley, the Rebels find themselves at War Eagles 34-yard line. Owensby would find the end zone for a touchdown. Along with the extra point, Rebels score 42-38.
Unfortunately, there was a pivotal moment in the game where Micah O’Neal was injured and taken off the field. TeamFYNSports followed up with Coach Cheatham, has been told that O’Neal is doing okay, and the doctors didn’t find anything.
With only 2 minutes left in the game, the Rebels try to keep the War Eagles from scoring, but the War Eagles gained a near 50-yards and get the touchdown and the extra point lighting up the scoreboard and defeating the Rebels 45-42.
This was such a close game and the Rebels played their hearts out. It seems like whoever had the ball last with more than 10 seconds on the board would be the team that won the game, this time it was the War Eagles. We can’t wait to see what the Rebels bring to Friday nights conference game against Cherokee Bluff High School. The Rebels will be playing at home at 7:30pm on September 28th. See you there, Rebels!
After the coin toss, Fannin County High School Rebels received the kick off. The Union County Panthers defense shut the Fannin Rebels offense down immediately and seemed to set the tone for the rest of the game. Rebels didn’t cross the 50-yard line into Panther territory before having to give possession back to the Panthers.
In the Panthers first possession, they made quick work of crossing the 50-yard line into Rebel territory. The Panthers were able to move the ball for a new first down. It didn’t take long for the Panthers to be up 14-0 over the Rebels in the first quarter.
Panthers defense was determined to hold their lead by not allowing the Rebels offense into Panther territory. No matter what moves the Rebels made, the Panthers defense was there to shut it down.
With only seconds remaining in the first half, the Rebels had possession deep in Panther territory. The Rebels had the Panthers end zone in sight. #12 Luke Holloway’s pass was intercepted and ran all the way back for a Panther touchdown, smashing whatever hopes the Rebels had of getting a touchdown.
At the end of the first half, the Panthers had found themselves in the Rebels paint, lighting up the scoreboard and leaving Rebels in the dust 35-0. The Rebels may have felt a little stunned by Panthers fast-paced offense and shut-down defense.
The Panthers opened on offense in the second half, nothing had changed as Panthers lit up the scoreboard when a Panther ran downfield into Rebels end zone as they lit up the scoreboard once again. Panther’s increased their lead 42-0.
Unfortunately, Rebels #47 Tate Heaton, was ejected from the game due to a personal foul for what seemed to be shoving a Panther’s player after the touchdown. According to GHSA rules, a player ejected from a game is not allowed to play the following game. So, it’s possible that Heaton will not be playing in Fridays game against Chestatee High School.
With a 42-0 lead in the third quarter, this gave Coach Allison a perfect opportunity to rotate players in the game. After the Panthers made substitutions, the Rebels offense was able to move the ball into Panther territory.
With each possession, the Rebels seemed to get closer to Panthers end zone. It was in the last few seconds of the 3rd quarter, that the Rebels set themselves up for a potential touchdown. The Rebels ended the 3rd quarter on Panthers 1-yard line.
The first play of the 4th quarter, the Rebels finally found the Panthers end zone and on the scoreboard with the extra point, changing the score 42-7. The Panthers answered the Rebels with a touchdown and the extra point making it 49-7.
A Rebel highlight, late in the game, Rebels #15, Chandler Kendall, got an interception and about a 15-yard gain, which gave the Rebels the ball. In the last 4 minutes of the game, both Panthers and Rebels opted to run a ground game. The game ended with the Panthers winning 49-7 on their home turf.
The Fannin Rebels will pick up next weeks game at 7:30 at home against Chestatee High School. Come out to support our Rebels as they play their 4th game of the season. Let’s go Rebels!
BKP sits down every Wednesday night with Fannin Rebel’s head Coach Cheatham to discuss the previous weeks game and look forward to the next game.
10/31/2018 – Senior Night
Fannin County Senior Jack Gobble took center stage on Tuesday as he signed his National Letter of Intent to further his education and baseball career at Cleveland State Community College located in Cleveland TN. The Cougars are coached by Mike Policastro and have a 2018 record of 36-17 overall. The most recognized teams that the Cougars face are Bryan College, Piedmont College and Jackson State Community College. Policastro and the Cougars have an impressive 20-7 home record and really liked what they have seen in Gobble.
Gobble, the senior catcher for Fannin Co. has been raised a Rebel starting at 5 years old when he first took the field as a tee-baller and has remained a Rebel through his high school career. Jack spent several years on the travel baseball circuit playing for teams as Team Elite, East Cobb Blacknights and Barrett Baseball. In 2012, Coach Scott Pischota (former Major League player) took Gobble and his team to experience the atmosphere of Cooperstown Dreams Park in Cooperstown New York. Jack Gobble and his teammates were all inducted into the American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame that was founded by Coach Lou Presutti.
The stats for Gobble are proof that as he has continued to play that he deserves the opportunity to continue his career at the next level. Gobble made is debut as a starter on Varsity for the Rebels in his Sophomore year and put up a .211 batting avg., a .263 slugging percentage and over his Junior and Senior years those numbers improved. In his Junior season, Gobble had a batting avg. of .276 with a slugging percentage of .345. As the catcher gobble had a .971 fielding percentage. His Senior year he came out shining with a .341 batting avg. Gobble had 11 doubles, 1 triple, 4 home runs and brought in 22 RBI’s. Behind the dish, he had a .980 fielding percentage and threw out 50%(15 of 30) of the runners that attempted to steal the next base.
In 2017, Gobble was chosen as the Defensive Player of the Year and chosen as 2nd Team All-Region. Coach Ayers has nominated Gobble for the 2018 All-Region and 2018 All-State teams that are chosen by High School coaches across Georgia. Coach Ayers also stated that if Jack plays his cards right, we could very well be watching Gobble play for a major D-1 program in the future. An interesting fact on Gobble that will probably surprise a few people is that Gobble has played the Violin for 10 years and really enjoys picking it up and having a little fun with the bow.
Jack’s parents Mike and Althea Gobble are excited that their little boy has grown up and has chosen to go to the next level as a student and as an athlete. Family, friends, teammates, and coaches look forward to seeing what the future holds for this awesome young man.
March 16 was the Junior Miss Fannin County Middle School (FCMS) and Miss FCMS Pageant. We had 39 participants. Attached are images of our winners. The first image is of Monica Cosentino, first runner-up for Jr. Miss FCMS, Middle is Jr. Miss FCMS Reese Lindstrom, second runner-up Jr Miss FCMS Madison Denton. The second image is Miss FCMS Kinsley Sullivan and second runner-up Miss FCMS Leah Pope. Not pictured is first runner-up Miss FCMS Brekailyn Arp. The last picture is of Kinsley Sullivan, Miss Photogenic, Taylor Poland, Miss Sponsorship, Adealyn Ray, Miss Congeniality. Not pictured is Emily Mealer, People’s Choice winner.
Mark Henson has been with Fannin County School system for 30 years. He has been the Superintendent of Fannin County Schools for the last 10 years. Henson is retiring in June of this year. During our interview today we asked him about his most memorable moments, some of his most difficult times, and we also discussed the projects that have been accomplished using ESPLOST. Watch the video to hear BKP when he figured out it was time for him to retire.
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