December 17, 2018

Lady Braves edge Spencer in Region 5-AA opener

(Columbus, GA) -- The Lady Braves scored a hard-fought 31-27 road win over Spencer Friday night in the first Region 5-AA contest of the season. In a solid defensive effort, Coach Helen Akins' said allowed just seven first half points to the Greenwave and led 15-7 at the break. The Lady Braves extended the lead to nine before the home team closed it to … [Read more...]

Braves honored with Region 5-AA football awards

(Franklin, GA) -- The names of the 2018 All Region 5-AA football teams were released this week and not surprisingly the Heard County Braves amassed a plethora of awards including three of the biggest that were announced. Senior safety/running back Aaron Beasley, senior defensive lineman Zaylin Wood, and head coach Tim Barron led the way for the Class AA … [Read more...]

Holy Heard County! Brave Nation ‘Rocks the Benz’

(Atlanta, GA) -- It was the greatest day to be a Brave. An immense legion of Heard County fans filed into Mercedes-Benz Stadium Wednesday afternoon in hopes of seeing the Braves capture the first ever state championship in the 47-year history of the football program. The group would not leave disappointed as Coach Tim Barron's squad battered and bruised … [Read more...]

Georgia State Football Champions in Heard County!

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Brave Nation 'descends on the Benz' Wednesday afternoon where the Heard County Braves defeated the Rockmart Yellow Jackets 27-6 to claim Heard County's first ever Georgia State High School Football Title. The Heard Citizen is still celebrating. Stay tuned in the coming days for a complete recap and photos from the most exciting day in … [Read more...]

State Championship Preview: Braves vs. Rockmart

Heard Co. Braves vs. Rockmart Yellow Jackets WHEN: Wednesday, December 12 @ 1:00 PM WHERE: Mercedes Benz Stadium ADDRESS: 1 AMB Drive Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30313 TELEVISION: The game will be broadcast live at 1:00 PM on GPBTV (Georgia Public Television) ON THE WEB: The game will be broadcast live on the NFHS Network (Fees do apply) RADIO: The game … [Read more...]

‘Physicality’ the backbone of Braves defense

Courtesy of Nick Simon and the Times-Georgian (Franklin, GA) -- Physicality, stinginess and a penchant to make the right play at the most opportune time have been characteristics that have defined the Heard County High School football defense in their march towards Wednesday’s Class AA state championship showdown with Rockmart. It goes without saying that … [Read more...]

Times-Georgian examines ‘The Huzzie Factor’

Courtesy of Mason Wittner and the Times-Georgian (Franklin, GA) -- Alijah Huzzie had big shoes to fill. When senior quarterback Emory Jones completed his high school career and enrolled at the University of Florida in January, the Heard County High School football team was faced with the unpleasant task of replacing the four-year starter who brought the … [Read more...]

Lady Brave freshman voted 2018 Times-Georgian Softball Newcomer of the Year

Courtesy of Nick Simon and the Times-Georgian (Carrollton, GA) -- Right from her varsity debut, Heard County High School third baseman Janiyah Strong displayed the power that opposing pitchers will have to deal with for the next three years. In the Lady Braves’ season opener at Villa Rica on Aug. 9, the freshman slugger stepped into the box and blasted two … [Read more...]

Epic Night at Staples: Braves overcome Canes to advance to first state title game

(Franklin, GA) -- A never before experienced euphoria set in at Staples Stadium Friday night after the Heard County Braves defeated the Fitzgerald Purple Hurricane 38-30 in a thrilling overtime battle to advance to the state championship game for the first time in school history. Brave parents and fans stormed onto the field to celebrate the enormous win … [Read more...]

Alford Field recognized with National Award

(Franklin, GA) -- The 2018-19 ABCA/Turface Athletics Field Maintenance Award and Scholarships have been announced in both the college and high school divisions and Alford Field on the campus of Heard County High School has been named as a national honoree. Presented by Turface and the ABCA since 1995, the Field Maintenance Award recipients receive a plaque … [Read more...]