November 20, 2017

HCMS Tomahawk Talk (09/22/14)

(Franklin) — As another week of school comes to a close, I find it hard to believe that we are halfway through the football season while softball and cross country will be finishing up soon.

During the past week, our athletes and teams had lots of success in the respective games and competitions. It’s always good when we can speak of our success. What is not realized is that this success comes at a price.

These athletes just don’t wake up in the morning and say, “hey, we have a game today,” and start preparing. They spend countless hours practicing and working hard in order to be successful at what they do. All this comes on top of having to work hard in the classroom as well.

Last week, our cross country team traveled to Temple, Carrollton and Long Cane to participate in meets. At the Temple meet on Monday, Lily Langley placed 5th in the girls division while Donta Dunson finished a very respectful 10th in the boys division.

On Thursday at the Carrollton meet Lily Langley placed 4th while Donta Dunson placed 6th. At the Long Cane meet on Saturday, the boys took the first place trophy.

First place medals were won by Donta Dunson, Jacob Moreland, and Lily Langley. A second place medal was won by Mason McClead. Third place medals were won by Cody Sickman, Jakob Moon, and Nicholas Banks. That’s a great way to finish the week strong — good job team!

HCMS Cross Country at Long Cane Saturday (Photo: Melissa Nichol)

HCMS Cross Country at Long Cane Saturday (Photo: Melissa Nichol)

On Tuesday of last week, our Lady Braves played a division game against Temple. The Lady Braves came out on top 10-0. On Thursday, the Lady Braves played Haralson County again and once again feel short by a score of 7-2. These ladies are improving each week and should be ready to make some noise at playoff time.

On Tuesday, Mount Zion comes to town for a divisional game and on Thursday our ladies travel to Bowdon for the second divisional game of the week.

Last Thursday, our football team traveled to Bowdon for a division contest against the Red Devils. This game was tied 8-8 at the half but our Braves were able to regroup at the half and pull away for a 30-8 victory.

This game, like most against the Red Devils, was a hard fought battle. Rivalry games are always tough, and this one was no different. The Braves will be at home Thursday to battle the Villa Rica Wildcats in another division game starting at 5:30. Be sure to arrive early because we will be having a special ceremony at 5:10.

I must say, one of the finer qualities of being a Brave is that there is always lots of support from our parents and fans when our teams play.

During the game Thursday our cheerleaders and band were helping keep the fans excited and were leading the charge in Bowdon and by the middle of the third quarter it seemed like we were playing a home game. I know our cheerleaders had an extra practice last week in order to prepare for the game. Keep up the outstanding work.

Set goals – high goals for you and your organization. When your organization has a goal to shoot for, you create teamwork, people working for a common good.”-Bear Bryant

 

Upcoming Events at HCMS

Tuesday Sept. 23: Cross Country at Home – (4:30 pm at the covered arena)

Tuesday Sept. 23: Softball at Home verses Mount Zion – (5:00 pm)

Thursday Sept. 18: Football at Home verses Villa Rica – (5:30 pm)

Thursday Sept. 18: Softball at Bowdon – (5:00 pm)

 

 

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