Franklin County In Trouble With The TSSAA

Franklin County’s girls basketball program has been placed on two years’ probation for a violation of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association recruiting rule. Franklin County took 10 players from North and South middle schools in Winchester on the team bus to the District 8-AAA tournament at Lawrence County on two nights, the TSSAA said. During the first year of probation the TSSAA will not allow Franklin County to practice with other teams during the summer. Franklin County will not be allowed to have any preseason scrimmages and the team can’t host any invitational tournaments next year. The team will be limited to 24 regular-season games next year. Franklin County Principal Greg Mantooth suspended Lady Rebels Coach Tom Insell for the first two games of the 2012-13 season.