The Franklin County football team is in the Western Valley District for now, but the Eagles might not be there for long.
The VHSL voted Wednesday to uphold a move to the River Ridge starting next year.
Patrick Henry and Carroll County would also join the new nine-team district. Friday's ruling can be appealed.
As for the 2012 Eagles, they had more than 100 kids come out for camp. Head coach Chris Jones says his program is finally getting the enrollment and participation numbers fitting a Triple-A school.
"We got thirty ninth graders this year. That's a good number and we hope they stay out," Jones said. "Attrition gets a lot of kids during football. We got a good ninth grade schedule so we hope that keeps younger kids out and gets them committed to football."
Franklin County has gone 9-3 and won the Western Valley District in each of the last three seasons. The offense will revolve around returning quarterback Kyle Ellis and fullback Chance Tyree, the District Player of the Year in 2011.
The non-district schedule is fairly tough for the Eagles who will scrimmage EC Glass in Lynchburg on Friday.
Nine starters return from last season, including quarterback Kyle Ellis.