September 26, 2016

Braves crush Tigers in Region 5-AA Opener

(Franklin, GA) -- After much anticipation this week, legendary Atlanta broadcaster Bill Hartman and High 5 Sports discovered an electric atmosphere as they descended on the Heard County community Friday night for the Fox 5 Game of the Week at Staples Stadium featuring the Heard County Braves versus the Temple Tigers in a Region 5-AA opener. The Braves (5-1) … [Read more...]

Lady Braves shut out Cavs

(Franklin, GA) -- The Lady Braves used some timely hitting and solid pitching to knock off Region 5-AA rival Callaway 8-0 in six innings at HHS Thursday afternoon. Freshman Katelyn Jiles pitched four innings to earn her fifth win of the season while allowing four hits and no walks to the Lady Cavs. Following Jiles on the mound were sophomores Sydney Gay … [Read more...]

O-Line leads Middle Braves to comeback win over Tigers

(Temple, GA) -- The Heard County Middle School football team bounced back in a huge away after going down 14-0 early in the game at Temple Thursday. A long touchdown run by Tae Gray sparked the offense in the first half and the Middle Braves scored 20 unanswered points to upend the Tigers 20-14. Ashton Bonner scored two TD's as the Middle Braves move to … [Read more...]

Support and fellowship dominates Heard-Temple rivalry

(Franklin, GA) -- It is only fitting that when the Heard County Braves (4-1) host the Temple Tigers (4-0) Friday night, the game will have the extra luster of being Fox 5 Atlanta's High 5 Sports Game of the Week. It seems any time these two schools get together for a big game that something special is going to happen. Several times over the past six years … [Read more...]

Fox 5 Atlanta to experience ‘Friday Night in Franklin’

(Franklin, GA) -- It was made official Thursday afternoon after all the online votes were counted that Fox 5 Atlanta would be in attendance at the Braves' Friday night Region 5-AA football game versus Temple at Staples Stadium in Franklin. Brave and Tiger voters worked hard all week to bring the major news network to town for the Region 5-AA opening contest … [Read more...]

Region 5-AA Opener Preview: Braves vs. Temple

Heard Co. Braves vs. Temple Tigers THEME: 'America' Night -- All Brave fans are encouraged to wear Red, White, and Blue WHEN: Friday, Sept. 23 @ 7:30 PM WHERE: Staples Stadium TV COVERAGE: Game of the Week Highlights on Fox-5 Atlanta Friday night RADIO COVERAGE: Live broadcast on Great Classics 98.9 with Casey Bass and Clay Harden RECORDS: Braves (4-1, … [Read more...]

Lady Braves stay perfect in region play

(Temple, GA) -- The Lady Braves moved to a perfect 4-0 record in Region 5-AA play Tuesday with an 11-1 win at Temple in five innings. Senior Hannah Sanders notched her seventh homer of the season for the third straight year at the same time tying Anna Shelnutt for second on the all-time career homer list for the Lady Braves. Sanders had two hits and two … [Read more...]

HHS Class of 1970 Reunion

(Franklin) -- The Heard County High School Graduating Class of 1970 will be having their 46th class reunion on Friday, October 14, 2016@ 7:00 p.m. Anyone interested in attending or needing more information about the reunion, please contact Randy Chesnut at 706-675-6579. We hope to see everyone there! … [Read more...]

Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (09/20/16)

(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...]

Braves earn first win in school history over Lions

(Franklin, GA) -- A jam-packed Staples Stadium saw the Heard County Braves earn the first victory in school history over the Central of Carrollton. The Braves (4-1,0-0) scored four unanswered touchdowns to defeat the Lions 28-7 in the first meeting between the two schools since 1999. Before Friday, the Lions (0-4, 0-0) had dominated the series going 4-0 … [Read more...]