January 17, 2022

HCMS Tomahawk Talk (09/10/14)

(Franklin) — This is the first installment of HCMS Tomahawk Talk, a weekly newsletter providing insight and information about Heard County Middle School athletics. This is another way for us to communicate with the public about what’s going on with our sports teams and athletes.

The 2014 football season gets into full swing this week when the Mt. Zion Eagles come to Franklin for a division battle.

The Braves open up division play after defeating Central in a scrimmage and then losing to a Callaway in the season opener. Both games against the much larger schools were hard-fought with lots of learning opportunities for our athletes occurring in each game.

Many people question why we even play these larger schools? The answer is, these games allow us to face well-coached quality opponents, which helps us analyze our team and personnel to get prepared for our upcoming conference and division games.

I know that people like to look at wins and losses but sometimes you gain more from a loss to a quality opponent than you do from a win against a much inferior opponent.

TalkThe softball season also began with our girls facing quality opponents during the first week of the season. The Lady Braves traveled to Haralson County, Mt. Zion and also played in a tournament in Douglasville last week. They also notched their first win of the season at the tournament in Douglasville.

The girls have played well in all their games so far this year. They lost a close game today to division opponent, the Bowdon Red Devils. The Lady Braves travel to Villa Rica Thursday for another division game.

Cross Country began their season today at a big meet in Carrollton. Lily Langley had a strong fifth place finish in the girls division. These guys and girls practice hard each week preparing for their upcoming events. Lets just imagine running 2 miles or more at one time, how many of us can really do that?

The cross-country team does not have another meet until Thursday, Sept. 18th when they travel back to Carrollton.

With the start of football season, cheerleading also begins. These young ladies spend lots of time practicing and preparing during the summer, as well as after school, for the upcoming season.

For the 8th straight year our girls received superior ratings as well as having four girls recognized as All-Americans during cheer camp. These ladies have done a great job supporting their team during the opening weeks of football season. Keep up the good work ladies!

At Heard County Middle School, we strive for excellence in everything we do. Our student-athletes are held to a high standard, with an emphasis being placed on the student first.

If your child comes home complaining about a coach saying something to them about doing their class work and homework, they are not lying, because we are saying something to them. We want our students, athletes and student-athletes to be the best that they can be.


Upcoming Events at HCMS

Thursday Sept. 11 – Football at home verses Mt. Zion (5:30 pm)

Thursday Sept. 11 – Softball at Villa Rica (5:00 pm)


If you are in or around Franklin, we look forward to seeing you at the games.


Go Braves,

Coach Sikes




  1. So far we are becoming a football we get alone and we are brothers

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