August 28, 2016

Braves drub short-handed Patriot squad

(Franklin, GA) -- Senior Brave Nation Player of the Week Austin Miller provided some early fireworks in Friday night's home opener versus the Greenville Patriots by taking the opening kickoff 84 yards to give the Braves an early 7-0 lead in the first regular season game at newly remodeled Staples Stadium. The Brave scoring would not stop there and would not … [Read more...]

Middle Braves open season with huge win

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Middle School Braves football team proved size doesn't matter by knocking off a much bigger in stature Callaway Middle squad 20-6 to open the 2016 season Thursday afternoon in Franklin. Tae Gray led the scoring effort with three touchdowns and new head coach Dustin Lane earned his first career win as the Middle Braves head … [Read more...]

Friday Night Preview: Braves vs. Greenville

Greenville Patriots @ Heard Co. Braves WHEN: Friday, August 26@ 7:30 PM WHERE: Staples Stadium ADDRESS: 545 Main St., Franklin, GA 30217 RECORDS: Braves (1-0, 0-0 in Region 5-AA), Patriots (0-1, 0-0 in Region 4-A-A) HEAD COACHES: Braves – Tim Barron (111-51 in his 15th season with the Braves), Patriots — Vex Farley  (10-22 in his 4th season with the … [Read more...]

Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (08/23/16)

(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...]

College Football at Staples Stadium

(Franklin, GA) -- A couple of former Brave football players will make their college debuts at Staples Stadium tonight where the Berry College Vikings will take on the Huntingdon College (AL) Hawks in a scrimmage game. Former Braves Chandler Polk and Jacob Bishop are freshman on the Vikings squad after signing with Berry last spring. Jacob earned Region … [Read more...]

Braves rally late to upend Hornets in season opener

(Atlanta, GA) -- Junior quarterback Emory Jones and the Heard County Braves offense punched the ball into the end zone with just 1:16 to play at Lakewood Stadium Thursday night to complete a wild fourth quarter comeback 22-19 win over a much-improved South Atlanta Hornet squad. The 2016 edition of the Braves overcame numerous obstacles before rallying from … [Read more...]

HHS Football Preview: Braves at South Atlanta

Heard Co. Braves @ South Atlanta Hornets WHEN: Thursday Night @ 7:30 PM WHERE: Lakewood Stadium ADDRESS: 70 Claire Dr., Atlanta, GA 30301 DIRECTIONS: Click here for directions RECORDS: Braves (0-0, 0-0 in Region 5-AA), Hornets (0-0, 0-0 in Region 6-AA) HEAD COACHES: Braves – Tim Barron (110-51 in his 15th season with the Braves), Hornets — Brad … [Read more...]

Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (08/16/16)

(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...]

Lady Braves sweep Rival Rumble

(Franklin, Ga) -- The Lady Braves varsity softball team swept Bremen and Bowdon at the first annual 'Rival Rumble' in Franklin Saturday. The trio of rivalry round robin games all proved to be close well-played softball games between the former Region 5-AA foes. In the first game of the day, the Lady Braves edged Bremen 5-3 behind freshman Katelyn Jiles who … [Read more...]

Lady Brave notches first career homer in loss to Cats

(Villa Rica, GA) -- The Lady Braves came up on the short end of a shootout Wednesday at Villa Rica falling to the Wildcats 12-10 in the season opener for the Carroll County school. After falling behind early, the Lady Braves kept battling all game long with a huge output at the plate. Senior Hannah Sanders led the way with two homers, three RBI's, and four … [Read more...]