October 23, 2016

‘Huzzie Factor’ in full effect as Braves topple Red Jackets

(Franklin, GA) -- The Braves returned to Staples Stadium Friday night where they bounced back with a 41-20 Homecoming win over the Jordan Red Jackets to move to 6-2 on the season and 2-1 in Region 5-AA play. The final score was not indicative of the rout as the Braves led 33-6 at the half and the Jackets scored their final TD against the Braves JV defense … [Read more...]

Stephens’ walk-off magic sends Lady Braves back to Columbus!

(Franklin, GA) -- Senior Hannah Stephens delivered a clutch walk-off extra inning base hit to score senior Aspen Barker and end a scintillating Sweet 16 series versus Bleckley County Thursday afternoon with a 4-3 win and send the Lady Braves back to Columbus for a fifth consecutive season. It was appropriate that the two evenly-matched squads would go to … [Read more...]

Doubleheader split forces do-or-die game for Lady Braves

(Franklin, GA) -- After splitting a doubleheader Wednesday afternoon with the visiting Bleckley County Royals, an exciting post-season softball run for the Lady Braves will continue at Heard High School this afternoon with a deciding game three that will determine which team will move on to Columbus and which team will see its season come to an end. Each … [Read more...]

Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (10/19/16)

(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...]

GHSA Sweet 16 Softball Preview (Round 2): Lady Braves vs. Bleckley County

Heard Co. Lady Braves vs. Bleckley Co. Royals WHEN: Wednesday/Thursday October 19-20 GAME TIMES: Doubleheader @ 3:00 PM on Wednesday, Game 3 if necessary @ 4:00 PM on Thursday WHERE: Heard High School ADDRESS: 545 Main St., Franklin, GA 30217 RECORDS: Lady Braves (21-10), Royals (21-10) SEEDINGS: Lady Braves #1 in Region 5-AA, Royals #2 in Region … [Read more...]

Undefeated HCMS Braves to host Championship Game at Staples Stadium

(Franklin) -- The HCMS Braves football team knocked off Bowdon by a final score of 32-14 Wednesday at home to earn a spot in the West Georgia Small School Conference Championship game. The Middle Braves (7-0) will host the Temple Middle School Tigers in the Championship game next Thursday at Staples Stadium at 6:00 PM on the campus of Heard County High … [Read more...]

Jones injured in 24-14 loss at Callaway

(Lagrange, GA) -- The Braves (6-1) got off to a hot start Thursday night at Callaway but were quickly deflated by the loss of star quarterback and Ohio State commit Emory Jones after an injury to his throwing shoulder. After the Cavaliers (7-0) won the coin toss and deferred, the Braves quickly took the opening kickoff and marched 88 yards down the field in … [Read more...]

Lady Braves advance to Sweet 16

(Franklin, GA) -- The Lady Braves (21-10) knocked off the Armuchee Lady Indians 3-1 in a rubber match Thursday afternoon at home to claim a spot in the GHSA Class AA Sweet 16 for the fifth consecutive season. Sophomore Haley Bennett pitched the complete game in her third start of the series to earn her 12th win of the season. The Lady Braves got on the … [Read more...]

Lady Braves, Indians split to force decisive game 3

(Franklin, GA) -- The Armuchee Lady Indians proved to be a very game No. 4 seed Wednesday afternoon in Franklin where they split a doubleheader with the Lady Braves to force a rubber game in the best-of-three opening round of the GHSA Class AA State softball playoffs. The Lady Indians (No. 4, Region 7-AA) upended the Region 5-AA Champions Lady Braves (No. … [Read more...]

Pulpwood Classic V Preview: Braves @ Callaway

(Lagrange, GA) -- A healthy and well-rested Heard County Braves football team will travel to Lagrange tomorrow night (Thursday - 7:00 PM Kickoff) to meet its oldest rival, the Callaway Cavaliers, in the fifth edition of the Pulpwood Classic. This week's clash between two top 10 teams in Class AA may be the most hyped match-up in the storied history of the … [Read more...]