January 22, 2019

Blue Devils overwhelm Middle Braves

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(Bremen, GA) — The Heard County Middle School football team traveled to Bremen High School Thursday afternoon for an important division match-up with the BMS Blue Devils.

Each school had their pep bands in attendance at the newly remodeled Bremen High School stadium making for a fun atmosphere for the rivalry.

The Devils came away with a 38-14 win after a strange first quarter where the Braves turned the ball over on three kickoff returns leading to 30 unanswered points by the home team.

Nothing seemed to go right for the Braves in the first quarter and even when the Braves caused a Devil fumble, it was recovered by Bremen’s Seth Hodges in the end zone for a score.

Bremen’s other opening quarter scores came on two rushes by Jimbo Brown and a pass from quarterback Cooper Cartwright to Brooks Hardie.

The Braves first touchdown came when Dale Thornhill entered the game at quarterback before the half. Thornhill carried it in himself followed by a two-point conversion from Kesean Johnson.

Thornhill moved the offense down the field once again early in the second half with the big play being a nice 34-yard pass to Jake Harrod setting up a short TD run by fullback Aden McClellan to bring the score to 30-14.

The final score of the game was on a TD run by Bremen’s Makai Terry.

A huge bright spot for the Braves’ defense came late in the fourth quarter on a goal line stand at the one foot line to prevent further Blue Devil damage.

Tae Gray also had a big 46-yard scamper late and Leroy Marsh completed a nice pass to Key Whitlow as some of the younger guys entered the game.

The loss assures the Braves will not secure home field advantage for the middle school playoffs meaning this Thursday’s home tilt versus defending champion Temple will be the last home game of the year.

The game will begin at 5:30 p.m. following a ceremony to honor the 8th grade players, cheerleaders, managers, and band members prior to kickoff.

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