BGA, Franklin High will kickoff next season in Classic

Friday, December 18, 2009 at 3:53pm

Franklin rivals Battle Ground Academy and Franklin High are set to meet in the Kickoff Classic, launching the 2010 high school football season.

The game will be played on Aug. 21 at BGA’s Guffee-Brown Stadium, according to an announcement made Thursday on 104.5-FM, The Zone.

It coincides with the 50th anniversary of BGA’s 11-0 state championship team in 1960 — one that culminated with a 13-0 Thanksgiving Day win over Litton in the Clinic Bowl at Vanderbilt in a then-matchup of 10-0 teams.

The Kickoff Classic, benefiting Vanderbilt Children Hospital, has replaced the old Clinic Bowl. Host of The Zone, George Plaster — a BGA graduate — made the announcement on the show Thursday.