December 5, 2020

Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (08/22/17)

Former Braves Chandler Polk (L) and Jacob Bishop (R) were in uniform for the Berry Vikings Saturday Night at Staples (Photo: Shane Lasseter)

(Franklin) — Each week during the sports season, brings you a weekly wrap-up of Brave Nation sports including news, notes, a weekly schedule, and the Brave Nation Player of the Week.

Anyone who would like to submit information for the weekly column, a question about anything Brave related, or a nomination for Player of the Week please email with either “News and Notes” or  “Player of the Week” in the subject line.


Berry College Scrimmage — For the second straight year, the Berry College Vikings held a public scrimmage game at Staples Stadium Saturday night. The game featured two former Braves Chandler Polk and Jacob Bishop in uniform. Polk is the son of Lady Brave basketball coach Helen Akins (See photo above)

Home Run #2 — Sophomore Lady Brave Marissa Garza belted her second homer of the season in last Thursday’s 8-6 road win over Lagrange.

ESPN Game — The Brave varsity football team will travel to Cartersville this Saturday, August 26 to take on Saraland, AL in a game that will be broadcast on ESPNU (3:00 PM).

Brave Nation Player of the Week

The Brave Nation Player of the Week is HHS football player Mr. Aaron Beasley.

He helped lead the Braves to a season opening 42-16 home win over South Atlanta Friday night.

Beasley rushed for 100 yards on just 14 carries with four touchdowns in his debut with the Braves.

Congratulations to Aaron for being named this week’s Brave Nation Player of the Week!

Softball Schedule Change — Due to the ESPNU game, the Lady Braves varsity softball game versus Wesleyan at Kennesaw State has been moved up to 10:00 AM. The middle school game will follow immediately after at Noon and the JV game has been cancelled.

Stateline Volunteers Needed — The Marching Braves will be hosting their first ever band competition on Saturday, September 30 at Staples Stadium and are in need of community volunteers for the event. If you can help please call Joy Thompson at 706-594-6879 or email her at

Hall of Fame Bios — Stay tuned to the Heard Citizen in the coming weeks to learn more about each of the 17 members of the Heard County Hall of Fame that were inducted last Friday night.

Weekly Schedule BASE

Tuesday, August 22

~ Varsity Softball @ Northgate (4:30 PM)

~ JV Softball @ Northgate (6:00 PM)

Wednesday, August 23

~ JV Softball vs. Troup Co. (4:30 PM)

~ Varsity Softball vs. Troup Co. (6:00 PM)

Thursday, August 24

~ Varsity Softball @ Central (4:30 PM)

~ JV Softball @ Central (6:00 PM)

~ JV Football vs. Callaway (5:30 PM)

Saturday, August 26

~ Varsity Softball vs. Wesleyan (10:00 AM @ Kennesaw State)

~ HCMS Softball vs. Wesleyan (12:00 PM @ Kennesaw State)

~ Varsity Football vs. Saraland, AL (3:00 PM on ESPNU at Cartersville High School)

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