This past Tuesday, Briana Mathews signed a letter of intent to competitively cheer at Young Harris in the fall. Briana is a senior who will be graduating from Fannin County High School in two weeks.
The senior has been cheering since she was four years old and has been at the sport ever since. Although Mathews does not cheer for the high school, she competes on level five at World of Cheer. Their fifth and highest level is currently ranked top ten in the nation and have won countless competitions. The team is even traveling to Disney World over the weekend to compete in one of their biggest competitions yet!
Cheer has always taken up a large portion of Briana’s time. When she was just in the seventh grade, she was invited to the very first Champions League and ended up winning. Before attending Fannin, the cheerleader was enrolled at Copper Basin High School before becoming a Rebel her junior year. During her time at Basin, Mathews was a member of numerous clubs including drama, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), and Future Health Professionals (HOSA). On top of all of her clubs, she also played varsity volleyball and cheered for the varsity squad.
Briana did not let her transition of schools slow her down. With her short time at Fannin, Mathews has completed the Teaching as a Profession program (TAP) and also signed to Young Harris to be a Future Georgia Educator (FGE). Not only did she finish the teaching pathway, she has also completed some of Fannin’s healthcare pathways which include Sports Medicine and Certified Nursing Assistant. The senior has been awarded for her academic successes by receiving an honor cord for her membership in the National Honors Society and National Technical Honors Society.
Through all of her involvement and accomplishments, there is no doubt that Briana will do great in this next step of life. Congratulations to Briana for committing and to Young Harris for gaining such a hard working athlete and student!
FetchYourNews.com, FYNTV.com, and Team FYN Sports would like to congratulate the FCHS 2019 Senior class!
Fannin County High School senior, Chandler Kendall, made a decision to further his baseball career yesterday as he signed a letter of intent to play for Tennessee Wesleyan University who is currently second in the nation in NAIA. It was an eventful day as Kendall not only signed a letter of intent, but he also earned a spot in the Fannin County Hall of Fame as its members awarded him with a plaque. The honor is given to an athlete whose performance and productivity is above the norm. Instead of the Hall of Fame giving this honor every year, they wait for an athlete who is very deserving of the award. His classmates had to have thought the same as they voted him “most athletic” in the senior class.
Kendall is a triathlete at the school who excels at anything he attempts. This being the first year Chandler ever played high school football, he earned the position at starting wide receiver, was picked as player of the week twice, and was picked for offensive player of the week twice as well. Basketball and baseball on the other hand are sports that Kendall has competed and succeeded in for years now. Chandler was a three year varsity player for the Rebels basketball team where he was picked for numerous awards. Kendall’s sophomore year, he was awarded with Defensive Player of the Year and Best 3 Point Percentage. The trend continued his junior year as he received an All Region Honorable Mention, GA Tip Off Club’s Player of the month for January, led his team in charges, assists, and steals, and once again earned Defensive Player of the year and Best 3 Point Percentage. To wrap up his basketball career, his senior year he was awarded with Team FYN’s Player of the Week, 7AAA All Region Team, Player of the Year for Northwest Georgia Tip Off Club, Defensive Player of the Year, and the Most Valuable Player for the Rebel’s basketball team.
While Chandler competed hard and had many successes in his other sports, baseball is where his true passion lies. Kendall has been a varsity starter for Fannin County baseball for four years now. His sophomore year he was picked as offensive player of the year, was chosen by Georgia Dugout Club as one of the top fifty players in the state, earned a spot as first team all region infielder, and Perfect Game All American. Kendall continued to receive awards his junior year with the Offensive Player of the Year Award, first team all region infielder, all state honorable mention, Perfect Game All American, and led the Rebels in home runs with nine overall. Now as his senior year comes to an end, Chandler’s team is advancing to the Sweet Sixteen and he has now committed to playing college baseball.
Goodluck to Chandler in all of his future endeavors as he continues his baseball career and to the Fannin County Rebels baseball team as they advance into the Sweet Sixteen!
Fannin County High School health occupations students sponsored a blood drive on campus on February 26. At the end of the day, students and staff donated 82 units to Blood Assurance. “It is important to teach and provide community involvement opportunities along with academics,” according to FCHS Principal Erik Cioffi. Typically one blood drive is held during each semester at FCHS.
Shown left to right as they prepare to enter the blood mobile are seniors Morgan Rhodes and Kellie Annis
Fannin County High School (FCHS) will host 8th Grade Student/Parent Information Night, Thursday, February 28. The program will start at 6 p.m. in the FCHS Performing Arts Center. However, parents and students are encouraged to arrive at 5:30 p.m. in order to visit with teachers of pathway courses and view displays and exhibits.
Starting promptly at 6 p.m. Fannin High administrators and counselors will present information for all 8th grade parents and students in order to prepare for the transition to high school. Attention will be devoted to the registration process, the courses of study and extra-curricular activities available to all incoming 9th graders.
According to FCHS Assistant Principal, Theresa Dillard, “this informational session is an excellent opportunity for future 9th graders to start becoming familiar with the high school expectations and lay a strong foundation for their future.” For additional information, please contact the counselors at FCHS or Fannin County Middle School.
The Fannin County High School Rebels took on the North Hall High School Trojans Friday night for their third game in the regional conference. The Trojans came out of the locker room ready to rumble and executed offensive plays to gain the win over the Rebels, 62-13.
In the first quarter, the Rebels received the kickoff and started on their own 20-yard line. The Rebels attempted to find holes in Trojan’s defense but was limited. 12 Luke Holloway made a 24-yard connection to 88 Jalen Ingram for the first touchdown of the game. Shortly after, Holloway gained a 10-yard touchdown rush, 86 Sarah Sosebee with the extra point put 13 on the scoreboard for the last time of the night. The Rebels had a combined total of 137-yards compared to Trojans 248-yards, and a score of 27-13 Trojans.
The second quarter was even more difficult for the Rebels as they tried to get down field but between incomplete passes, flags for ‘false starts’ and ‘offsides’, the Rebels just didn’t have luck on their side. The Rebels gained 15-yards compared to Trojans’ 144-yards, 41-13 Trojans.
Coming out of halftime, the Rebels pulled together more yards than the previous quarter, a combined total of 85-yards, but the glimmer of hope the Rebels felt when the Trojan’s end zone was in sight, was snuffed out by an interception. The Trojans gained 142-yards adding to their lead, 55-13.
The Fannin Rebels suffered a great loss during the third quarter when 15 Chandler Kendall, a senior at FCHS, was seriously injured after colliding with a Trojan. Kendall played his very first season of high school football this year and since has had some great plays on the field. Kendall was also featured as last week’s Player of the Week for TeamFYNSports.
Kendall’s father shared, “Update on Chandler… Broken collarbone but not displaced 4 to 6 weeks. He said he was thankful for the life long memories made over the last 8 weeks. He would do it all over again in a heartbeat. Had a blast AWESOME EXPERIENCE.”
In the fourth quarter, the Trojans opted to run the clock out after their 80-yard touchdown, with the extra point, the Trojans had a decimating lead of 62-13. While in possession, the Rebels broke even on yards after a tackle for a loss of 5-yards kept them behind the 40-yard line before the turnover. The Trojans were in possession once more before the final buzzer.
With a game total of 660+ yards, the Trojans brought home the W. It was their back-to-back touchdowns in the first half that set them apart from the Rebels. The Trojans came out onto the field seeing scoring opportunities and answering efficiently with 4 touchdowns in the first quarter and 2 more in the second quarter.
The Rebels play their 4th regional game at home against Dawson County High School at 7:30pm. Dawson Tigers are coming off a bye week after losing to Greater Atlanta Christian, 23-20. The Tigers are 6-1 overall, and 2-1 in the Region. Come out to support the Rebels this Friday as they take on the Tigers.
The Fannin County School Marching Band traveled to Central-Carroll High School for the “Super Bowl of Sound Band Competition” this past Saturday, October 6th. The marching band earned straight superior ratings from all judges in Class 4A. Superior ratings were earned in band, drum line, color guard and drum major. Special recognition should be given for earning 3rd place in drum line and 2nd place in drum major, recognizing Drum Major Lora Gwatney. The FCHS Marching Band earned the second highest score of the day. They also brought home the Brass Champion Trophy in recognition of earning the highest scoring brass line out of 19 bands who competed. Congratulations to FCHS Marching Band for their superior performance!
Pictures By: Darrin Conner