December 2, 2020

HCMS cruises to 23-0 win over Wildcats

The HCMS Braves traveled to Villa Rica for their division opener against a much improved Villa Rica Middle School Wildcat team Thursday afternoon.

The Braves received the opening kickoff and returned it to their own 45. After a 5-yard run by Jonta Gray, Carlton White took the next carry 50 yards to open the scoring for the Braves. The extra point by Trey Wiggins was good  to make the score 7-0.

The Braves defense was able to force a punt and the Braves began moving down the field again. After a 22-yard run by Jonta Gray and a 16-yard run by White the offense was in scoring position once again.

However, after three consecutive plays for no gain, the Braves were forced to call on Trey Wiggins for a 20-yard field goal attempt. The kick was the first successful field goal attempt in the history of HCMS.

After a turnover by the Wildcats, the Braves began another quick scoring drive. Austin Miller took a toss 49 yards down to the Wildcat five and on the next play Carlton White went in for the score.

The Wildcats were able to block the extra-point attempt. This made the halftime score 16-0. The second half began with Villa Rica receiving the kickoff.

The Wildcats were able to move the ball down to the Braves 30 on this possession. However the Braves defense made three big plays and forced a punt which was blocked by Matthew Nilsen.

Later after a 12-yard pass from Trey Alford to John Helton the Braves were in scoring position yet again. This time Carlton White took the ball in from 28 yards out. The extra point by Wiggins was good to make the score 23-0.

On the next play from scrimmage for the Wildcats, Quindon Dunson intercepted a pass to seal the win for the Braves. Carlton White finished the game with 126 yards and two touchdowns for the Braves.

The Braves defense played well allowing only five Wildcat first downs. Defensive standouts for this game included Ethan Brant, Conner Moon, Christian Murray, Jeremiah Holloway, Dylan Langley and Michael Berry. Each of these players had multiple tackles for the Braves.

“We played well considering it was our season opener. We saw lots of areas that needed improvement during our scrimmage against Callaway last week and the players came out and practiced hard this week in preparation for our game against a very talented Villa Rica team. Our guys must continue to work hard every practice if we are going to continue to improve each week,” stated head coach Allen Sikes.

 The Braves (1-0 division and 1-0 overall) host a very good Central Lions team this Thursday who are coming off a 34-22 win over Temple. The game will be played at HCMS with kickoff set for 4:30.

Photo by Nicole Freeman

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