October 30, 2014

HCMS Tomahawk Talk (10/28/14)

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(Franklin) -- I wished I could be writing this article and talking about how proud I am of our team for winning a second consecutive football championship. Unfortunately, we came up a little short of our goal last Thursday. It was not the ending that we wanted but I must say how proud I am of our team. I know in our day and time that success is gauged by … [Read more...]

Devils Power Past Braves

Brave captains at midfield for Friday night's coin toss: #58 Levi Brown, #9 Elijah Toney, #5 Duranta Dunson, and #1 Zack Stephens

(Bowdon, GA) -- The Braves were unable to overcome a huge first half by the Bowdon Red Devils Friday night snapping a 20 game region winning streak for the Braves in a 46-20 loss at Warren P. Sewell Field. A powerful rushing attack keyed the win for the Devils with running backs Darnell Holland and Tay Sheppard scoring three touchdowns apiece. The Devils … [Read more...]

Worst to First Tigers Upset Middle Braves

The Middle Braves offense sporting the varsity's newest grey uniforms early on in Thursday's big game at HCMS

(Franklin) -- By far the largest crowd of the year arrived at HCMS Thursday evening for the West Georgia Athletic Conference Small School Championship game and were treated to an exciting game between the Heard County Middle Braves and the Temple Middle School Tigers from Carroll County. In the end, the Tigers brought home their first ever middle school … [Read more...]

Lady Braves punch ticket to Columbus

Three of the top performers in Wednesday's sweep (L-R): Center fielder Johanna Beyer (3-run HR), left fielder Madison Whitehead (2-5, 2 RBI's), and first baseman Hannah Stephens (3-6, 3  runs scored)

(Franklin) -- The Lady Braves continued to shine in all facets of the game Wednesday afternoon as they shut down the visiting Armuchee Indians by final scores of 4-0 and 8-0 in the Sweet-16 round of the GHSA fast pitch state softball playoffs. Coach Matt Hornsby's squad once again combined solid defense, timely hitting, and stellar pitching from ace Jordan … [Read more...]

HCMS Tomahawk Talk (10/22/14): Championship Edition

The Heard County Middle School Band perform during last week's semi-final win over Villa Rica

(Franklin) -- This is it, the game that we have been working for since early June. Many people just look at middle school football and don’t really realize the time and effort that is put into it by both the players and coaches. We practiced two hours a day three days a week during June and July to help prepare us for the season. Then regular practice began … [Read more...]

Braves surge past Blue Devils

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(Manchester, GA) -- After a much needed bye last week, the Brave Nation traveled south to Manchester Friday night and used a strong second half to defeat the Blue Devils 35-20 in a game that featured the return of Duranta Dunson from a broken collarbone injury that happened in week two of the season. The star senior tailback did not start the game instead … [Read more...]

HCMS Rolls Past Villa Rica 28-6

WR Kayo Bradfield battles for the football with a Wildcat defender during Thursday's 28-6 win over Villa Rica at HCMS

(Franklin) -- The Heard County Middle Braves extended their division winning streak to 11 games Thursday with a 28-6 win over the visiting Villa Rica Wildcats in the semi-finals of the West Georgia Athletic Conference Division Championships. The win earned the Middle Braves a chance at back-to-back titles and will mark their fourth consecutive appearance in … [Read more...]

Lady Braves trounce Bears en route to Sweet 16

Jordan Watson allowed only on hit to the Golden Bears in 11 innings Wednesday as the Lady Braves advanced to the Sweet 16

(Franklin) -- The Lady Braves flexed some top-seeded muscle at HHS Wednesday afternoon sweeping their way into the Sweet 16 of the GHSA State Playoffs with two dominant shutouts over the visiting Golden Bears of Holy Innocents, a private Region 6-AA high school from Atlanta. Junior pitcher Jordan Watson pitched a no-hitter in an 8-0 win in game one (six … [Read more...]

HCMS Tomahawk Talk (10/15/14)

Pictured above are the medal winners for last week's cross-country conference finals: Tori Caldwell (7th), Donta Dunson (5th), and Lily Langley (4th)

(Franklin) -- As we are winding down our respective seasons, I am excited in the directions that our various athletic programs are going. There are many times when people look at wins and losses as how success is measured. When coaching middle school, we take pride in the amount of games won, however, we are also trying to instill a work ethic that will … [Read more...]

Heard County Lineman Commits to Marshall University

Levi Brown

(Huntington, WV) -- Heard County Braves offensive lineman Levi Brown committed to play his collegiate football at Marshall University after visiting the school over the weekend. Brown was offered by the Division I school during the spring and finalized his decision after attending the Thundering Herd's 49-24 romp over Middle Tennessee State … [Read more...]