September 25, 2021

Middle and JV Football Teams Move to Combined 9-0

The HCMS Braves football team clinched the #1 division seed yesterday with a hard fought 14-6 win over the Bowdon Red Devils at home.

Both teams came into the game undefeated in division play with home field playoff advantage on the line.

The Braves started quickly with two early touchdowns by Austin Barron and Andrew Cannon and maintained that 14-0 lead at halftime.

The Braves defense continued its strong effort this season by shutting down the Devils offense for most of the game. However, the Devils defense also stepped up in the second half and could not get much going either.

The Devils finally got on the board late in the game but were stopped on the conversion attempt to leave the score at 14-6.

The Braves were attempting to run out the clock on offense but a crucial 4th down procedure penalty allowed the Devils a chance to take over with under two minutes to play in the game.

The Braves defense though stepped up once again to stop the Devils and give the Braves the 14-6 victory. The Braves will face one more regular season challenge at home next week versus Temple before the playoffs begin the following week at the middle school.

Up the road, the JV Braves were also battling hard to remain undefeated against a tough Blue Devil squad in Bremen.

The see-saw match-up came all the way down to the waning seconds of the game when Damon Pearson intercepted a pass to secure a 34-28 win.

Tae Freeland again performed big on offense for the Braves in the exciting game. The Braves trailed in the game just before half but got a big touchdown with only three seconds to play in the half to take a 20-14 lead into the locker room.

A Braves fumble in the third quarter allowed the Devils to take a brief lead 21-20 before a big Freeland touchdown put the Braves right back on top 28-21.

The Devils returned the favor to tie the game at 28 with just three minutes left in the game. The Braves would not stay down long though and scored to retake the lead for good at 34-28 before Pearson’s interception clinched the win to leave the Braves with an undefeated 4-0 record.

They will look to keep the perfect record in tact when they face off against Temple at Staples Stadium this Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

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