Athletic opponents help out Franklin


An EF-3 tornado ripped through the south side of Franklin, destroying dozens of homes and injuring nine people. 

School was cancelled today, but the softball and baseball teams still showed up to play in Rockdale. 

“Getting them together and having them be together I felt like was a good way to get us going from what happened on Saturday,” said Franklin softball head coach Larissa Lutz.

After they heard about what happened Saturday, two girls from the Rockdale varsity softball team decided they needed to help.

At today’s game the Rockdale softball players wore green ribbons and they collected donations for disaster relief from both baseball and softball games.

“I just hope it shows them that we support them and we wish them the best and hope they get better,” said Macy Knesek, a Rockdale varsity softball player.

“I’m just really proud of the initiative that they showed to help out there fellow community members because there are some things that trascende sports,” said Rockdale head softball coach, Erin Palmer.

The teams say they are glad to have the support of surrounding communities.

“It’s going to take alot. It’s going to take a long time to rebuild and get everything back to the way it was and I can’t thank them enough for what they are doing for us because we couldn’t do it alone,” said Makinzie Tomascik, a Franklin varsity softball player.

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