The members of Franchise Sports are sorry to have to inform you that we have had to rescheduled this year’s Fitness 4 Fun event which was due to be held on Sat, Sept. 17 at Tom Brown Park.
We have not attempt to come up with an alternative date but we were advised that this would be too impractical at such short notice.
Therefore, on behalf of the committee, I would like to apologize for the cancellation, especially to those of you who have already made travel and accommodation plans. Unfortunately, these were circumstances which were beyond our control but we intend to make next year’s Fitness 4 Fun even more spectacular so I hope you can join us then.
Four Rattler football players were awarded top performer honors for the week, Shelley Anthony, Kevin Elliot, John Ojo and Brandon Holdren.
According to reports from the MEAC, Lenworth Lennon‘s game-winning catch that helped the Rattlers beat the FVSU Wildcats on Saturday, earned him MEAC Rookie of the Week honors. Lennon, grabbed a ball that was up for grabs as Kevin Elliott tipped it away from a defender, and scampered into the endzone to give the Rattlers a thrilling 28-22 victory in the home opener. The redshirt freshman from Ft. Lauderdale caught another pass for 5 yards in the game.
Students filed by the hundreds into Lee Hall auditorium for the vigil ceremony of Shannon Washington, a Florida A&M student and women’s basketball shooting guard. Athletes donned their respective team jerseys, and the rest of the student body entered with heavy hearts for the fallen Rattler.
The evening’s events provided many teary-eyed testimonies to the life of Washington. Her sister, Brittney Washington, was amongst those to speak. She appreciated the quickness of the Florida A&M family in paying homage to her sister’s life. “Even though most of you didn’t know her, I just want to thank you all for your love and support,” Washington said. “She was only here for a week or so, but in her time here she was really happy.”
Florida State defeats UAB Sunday afternoon in Birmingham. Four different Seminoles scored in their win over the Blazers.
The Seminole defense posted their fourth shutout of the season limiting the Blazers to six shots including just two shots on goal, according to seminole.com.
“In the first half, UAB did a good job of coming out and were strong in their defending,” head coach Mark Krikorian told reporters. “Our kids seemed a little bit sluggish and lethargic as the Marquette game on Friday took a little bit out of them. But playing a home game on Friday, getting up and traveling all the way here to Birmingham and having to play against a good UAB team on Sunday is a challenge.