December 12, 2017

Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (12/06/17)

(Franklin) — Each week during the sports season, HeardCitizen.com 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 … [Read more...]

Dream season ends with agonizing loss at Staples

(Franklin, GA) -- An amazing postseason run for the Heard County Braves football team came to a close in heart-crushing fashion Friday night at Staples Stadium when the visiting Hapeville Charter Hornets scored a go-ahead touchdown with just 5.3 seconds to go in the game to defeat the Braves 28-21 in a GHSA Class AA semifinal. Brave fans were lined up at … [Read more...]

Lady Braves score road win in Douglasville

(Douglasville, GA) -- The Lady Braves (2-3) earned a hard-fought 25-21 road win at Chapel Hill Thursday to move to 2-3 on the young season. After the game was tied 11-11 at the half, the Lady Braves built a 24-15 lead before the Panthers drained to from long range to close the gap to 24-21 with 11.3 seconds to go in the game. A big free throw by senior … [Read more...]

Cusick previews tonight’s huge showdown at Staples

Courtesy of Corey Cusick and the Times-Georgian (Franklin, GA) -- It hasn't necessarily been an identical run to Game 14 for the Heard County High School football team and its Class AA state semifinal combatant Hapeville Charter, but it's been an eerily similar path to reach this point. And something will have to give at 7:30 this evening when the Braves … [Read more...]

Times-Georgian: ‘Beasley has Braves on title rush’

Courtesy of Corey Cusick and the Times-Georgian (Franklin, GA) -- As the Heard County High School football team braces for the No. 1 defense in all of Class AA in the state semifinals on Friday night, Aaron Beasley aims to be a difference-maker in catapulting the Braves to Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The junior tailback/safety has been a key asset for Heard … [Read more...]

State Final Four Preview: Braves vs. Hapeville Charter

Heard Co. Braves vs. Hapeville Charter WHAT: Semifinal Round GHSA Class AA Football State Playoffs WHEN: Friday Night @ 7:30 PM WHERE: Staples Stadium ADDRESS: 545 Main Street, Franklin, GA 30217 PREGAME FESTIVITIES: A "Brave Walk" will be held prior to the game at 4:00 pm. The football team will walk from the lunchroom to the field house to prepare for … [Read more...]

Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (11/28/17)

(Franklin) — Each week during the sports season, HeardCitizen.com 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 … [Read more...]

Historic Brave win sets up epic semifinal clash at Staples

(Thomasville, GA) -- Heard County fans were lined up at the gates a full two hours before kickoff time in South Georgia Friday night where the Brave varsity football team was looking to make school and county history by advancing to the GHSA Class AA State Semifinals for the first time. Those fans would not walk away disappointed as Heard would pound out a … [Read more...]

Chasing History: Braves primed for Black Friday Showdown

(Thomasville, GA) -- The Heard County Brave football team pulled out of Heard High on two charter buses Thursday afternoon -- bound for Florida State University in Tallahassee to further prepare for this weekend's huge playoff game at Thomasville. The Braves and Bulldogs will meet for the first time in South Georgia tonight in the GHSA Class AA State … [Read more...]

Times-Georgian: ‘Old-school pride for Braves’

Courtesy of Corey Cusick and the Times-Georgian (Franklin, GA) -- There's no way to sugarcoat it — 2016 proved to be a rough and tumble season in the trenches for the Heard County High School football team. The Braves never really did find their footing and suffered a first-round exit in the state playoffs as a No. 3 seed. But with all five starters … [Read more...]