Honoring a historic Broncos basketball team

Published 9:40 pm Thursday, April 27, 2023

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Franklin High School’s varsity boys basketball team was recognized by the Franklin City Council during the March 27 council meeting with a resolution honoring the Broncos’ outstanding 2022-23 season. Franklin went 14-0 in regular season Tri-Rivers District play, ultimately winning both the district regular season and tournament championships. The team was the Region 1B Tournament runner-up and earned the program’s first state tournament appearance in 14 years, advancing in the postseason as far as the Virginia High School League Class 1 state quarterfinals. The Broncos finished the season with an overall record of 24-4. Pictured are, front row, from left, Franklin Head Coach Robby Cutchins, Assistant Coach LaKenneth Kindred, Assistant Coach Donzell Shearin, Jordan Myrick, Kaden Bailey, Chaevon Torrance, Micah Daniel-Scott, Cameron Moody, Jalen Robinson, Derrick Perry, Altavis Turner, Jaden Elliott, Kamarre Hicks, Antwan Warren, Dominic Patillo, Travis Mabry, Solomon Moody, Assistant Coach Reggie Ralph, Assistant Coach Terry Warren; back row, Ward 6 Councilwoman Jessica G. Banks, Ward 1 Councilman Mark R. Kitchen, Mayor Robert “Bobby” Cutchins, Ward 5 Councilwoman and Vice Mayor Wynndolyn H. Copeland, Ward 2 Councilman Ray Smith, Ward 3 Councilman Gregory McLemore and City Manager Amanda C. Jarratt. We commend the Broncos for an outstanding and exciting year of basketball with which they have cemented their esteemed place in school history. (Send “Way to Go!” photos with a description and names to editor@TheTidewaterNews.com.)