November 18, 2017

Senior stars lead Braves past Pepperell

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Brave football team moved one step closer to school history Friday night after knocking off a formidable Pepperell Dragon squad 41-28 in the second round of the GHSA Class AA State Playoffs. Seniors Jaden Moreland and Emory Jones were both phenomenal to lead the way with each turning in their top performances of the … [Read more...]

Sweet 16 State Playoff Preview: Braves vs. Pepperell

Pepperell Dragons @ Heard Co. Braves  WHAT: Second Round GHSA Class AA Football State Playoffs WHEN: Friday Night @ 7:30 PM WHERE: Staples Stadium ADDRESS: 545 Main St., Franklin, GA 30217 GAME THEME: Loud-Out!!! RADIO: B92.1 Country RECORDS: Braves (10-1, 5-0 in Region 5-AA), Dragons (8-3, 6-1 in Region 7-AA) PLAYOFF BRACKET: Click here to view the … [Read more...]

Times-Georgian: ‘Defense hits high level for Heard’

Courtesy of Nick Simon and the Times-Georgian (Franklin, GA) -- As the Heard County High School football team treks its way through the Class AA state playoffs, head coach Tim Barron has noticed a business-like focus and intensity among his athletes with each passing week. That has especially become evident on the defensive side of the ball, where the … [Read more...]

Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (11/15/17)

(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...]

Hunter takes ‘buck of a lifetime’ in Heard County

(Franklin, GA) --  A Pike County hunter killed one of the biggest bucks in the history of Heard County Friday morning. According to a report published Monday by Georgia Outdoor News, 39-year-old Michael Selman harvested the 17-point buck, that he had been spotting on trail-camera photos for the past two years. “I got in the stand about an hour before … [Read more...]

Wolves Earn Bid to 2017 NCAA Playoffs

(Carrollton/uwgsports.com) -- As of Sunday afternoon at 5 p.m., 28 teams are still playing football in NCAA Division II, and with the release of the 2017 Division II Playoff Bracket, the West Georgia Wolves are one of those 28. The Wolves will take on second-seeded Virginia State in the first round of the playoffs on Saturday. West Georgia (8-3) was fourth … [Read more...]

Braves take care of business in round one

(Franklin, GA) -- Coach Tim Barron characterized the personality of his 2017 football team as business-like several times over the last few weeks of the regular season. That same steadfast approach and attitude continued at Staples Stadium Friday night where the Braves ran away with an emphatic 42-3 win over the visiting South Atlanta Hornets. The Brave … [Read more...]

Times-Georgian: ‘Braves on the playoff warpath’

Courtesy of Corey Cusick and the Times-Georgian (Franklin, GA) -- Although Emory Jones garners a great deal of regional, statewide and even national attention for the Heard County High School football program, he hasn't been a one-man show at Staples Stadium this fall. The Ohio State commit and No. 2 dual-threat quarterback in the nation for the Class of … [Read more...]

State Playoff Preview: Braves vs. South Atlanta

South Atlanta Hornets @ Heard Co. Braves WHAT: First Round GHSA Class AA Football State Playoffs WHEN: Friday Night @ 7:30 PM WHERE: Staples Stadium ADDRESS: 545 Main St., Franklin, GA 30217 STUDENT SECTION THEME: Gold-Out RADIO: B92.1 Country with play-by-play Mitch Gray, color commentary Clay Harden, and sideline reporter Dan … [Read more...]

Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (11/08/17)

(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...]