The 2012 volleyball season has been an exceptional one for the Franklin Cougars. The team is 42-4 heading into Tuesday's Class 5A regional quarterfinal match with Arlington. What a year it has been for coach Flo Valdez as well. She won her 500th match at Franklin in the final regular season match against El Dorado. In the win vs. El Dorado, she won her 200th district match at Franklin.
Valdez has 878 overall wins, which includes her 20-plus years at Roswell (N.M.) High School. Valdez has been described by many as not only a top notch coach, but a person who simply wants the very best for her players off and on the court.
This year's Cougars have been steady and are strong across the board. Don't be surprised to see this year's Cougars go another few rounds in the state playoffs. This is a veteran team who has taken on some of the state's best the past two years and fared well.