FRANKLIN, Texas — The Franklin Lions nearly won the Class 3A DII state title in 2020 with a team full of underclassmen.
Those same underclassmen are all back in 2021, and the Lions are expected to do big things.
Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine released its preseason Class 3A DII rankings today, and Franklin will start the season ranked number one.
District foe Lexington rounds out the top-10 at number 10.
The Lions have also qualified for the State 7v7 tournament for the first time in school history.