August 1, 2021

Little Braves Bring Home Big Trophies

On the final day of the Kiwanis bowl Saturday only one Heard County team still remained in the fight.

Coach Sammy Marsh and the 7-8 Braves faced off against the Trojan Orange team in the B-Bracket Championship Kiwanis Bowl game played at Carrollton High School.

The game got off to a fantastic start for the Braves when Alex Boyd broke through the middle on the very first play of the game and went 70 yards to put them on top 6-0.

After several fumbles by both teams, the Trojans actually found their own fumble in the end zone for a touchdown and they took control 7-6 late in the first quarter.

The driving force for the Trojans all afternoon was the play of #5 Trayone Wyatt who proved very difficult to bring down all day. He found the end zone again and also scored the extra point to put the Braves on their heels by a 14-6 deficit at the end of the first.

The Braves defense came to life big-time in the second quarter led by huge stops by Bob Henderson and Kahlil Cofield as well as the always tough play by Bo Hazel and the anchor of the defense Ayden Cannon.

With just under two minutes to play before the half, Boyd once again broke free to the end zone for a 37-yard score. The extra point pass attempt failed and at the half the Trojan Orange were in the lead 14-12.

In the third after the Braves defense forced a three and out Quarterback Leroy Marsh took over. His long 48 yard run set up his own short touchdown run to push the Braves to an 18-14 lead.

Cofield for the Braves and Wyatt for the Trojans exchanged touchdowns in the fourth and with just minutes to play the Braves were clinging to a 24-20 lead as fans on both sides of the field urged them on.

The Braves had possession just needing to kneel on the ball to win but the Trojan defense managed to strip the ball directly from the Braves center/quarterback exchange to give them one more chance.

A defensive stop by the Braves as time expired gave them the big win and the Kiwanis Bowl Championship trophy.

After the game, Marsh credited the strong offensive line play of Anthony Graley, Drew Cornelius, and Hazel as being crucial to the big win. (To see more pictures form the game visit




  1. It was a great Game, the guys really played hard. They represented our County, Rec. Dept, and the people of Heard County extremely well. Also let us not forget the Cheerleaders they were Great. Thanks

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