November 26, 2020

Recreation Opening Day Round-Up: 10U Black Braves trounce Wildcats

10U Black Braves 39, Villa Rica White 0

Marsh(Franklin) — The Heard County Recreation Department football season kicked off Saturday morning at the Heard County Sports Complex where four teams battled Carroll County opponents as the quest for the Kiwanis Bowl launched into full swing.

The most dominant performance of the day came courtesy of Coach Sammy Marsh’s 10U Black Braves who crushed the Villa Rica White team by a final score of 39-0. A running clock in the second half kept the score down after the Black Braves headed to the sidelines at the half with a 26-0 lead.

Running back Kahlil “Beastmode” Cofield led the way in the first half with several long runs from scrimmage including two big touchdown carries. Ayden Cannon also had a a big day scoring on TD runs of 71 yards and 44 yards.

The Braves defense also turned it up with an awesome performance including three interceptions by Cofield, Houston Wilson, and Jackson Dennis as well as a big fumble recovery from Anthony Graley. Dennis also scampered into the end zone from eight yards out for the final score of the day in the fourth quarter.

Center Drew Cornelius handled the kicking duties including an extra-point after the second touchdown. In the 9-10 age group, extra-point kicks and pass plays count two points while running it in counts one point. CJ Walker also added an extra-point run in the second half.

Coach Marsh decided to give the boys a hard earned day off from practice Monday after the big win: “I said all week if Kahlil Cofield had a big game we would get the win and he had one. We looked good up front on the line and everywhere really — the boys played real hard today.”

10U Maroon Braves 12, Carrollton Trojan Silver 7

(Franklin) — The most exciting game of opening day at HCPR featured Cain Dean’s 10U Maroon Braves who narrowly defeated the Trojan Silver team after a big defensive stop late in the game.

The Braves trailed the Trojans 7-6 with 4:48 top play when Tae Gray raced in for a 30-yard TD run to give the 10 Braves the lead for good at 12-7. Gray also scored the game’s first touchdown from 48 yards away in the first quarter.

Cain DeanCody Hand and Noah Cantrell made huge stops on defense for big losses at key points in the game. Creighton Stephens sealed the win with a big game ending tackle on the last play of the game. Eli Dean was huge on defense as well with 12 tackles.

“I tell you what right now having Tae Gray on my team is unreal brother,” said Dean after the game. “This is my favorite team I have ever coached because every kid on this team gives it all they have — I am so proud of these boys today.”

8U Black Braves 48, Bremen Blue 19

(Franklin) — Even with only three players on the team with tackle experience, Coach Josh Parmer’s squad destroyed the Bremen Blue team 48-19 in a game controlled by the Braves throughout.

The Braves held onto a large 34-6 lead at the half. Todd Huey, Jr. scored three big touchdowns in the first half and also had a big stick on defense early in the game to set the pace.

Slade Parmer did a good job leading the Braves on offense and completed a two-point pass to Huey, Jr.

ParmerTyler Lasseter was big all around scoring a rushing touchdown, an extra-point, and he also recovered a fumble. Sammy Holliday also had a big fumble recovery in the second quarter.

Mason Bailey scored on a 20-yard touchdown and had a big 70-yard score reversed due to penalty. Camden Cosper provided one of the most exciting plays of the day when he broke several tackles and scored from 70-yards out after it appeared he would be stopped at the line. Cosper scored yet again in the fourth quarter. 

8U Villa Rica Black 7, Maroon Braves 0

(Franklin) — Coach Scott Googe’s team played well but were unable to put puts on the board in a 7-0 defensive battle won by the Wildcats. Jonathon Lacey recovered a fumble and Will Alford led the Braves on offense at quarterback.

6U Flag Red Devils (1) 34, Maroon Flag Braves 6 

(Bowdon) — Coach Danny Prichard’s 6U Maroon squad dropped a 34-6 final to the Red Devils at Bowdon. Brandon Jones and Cole Tyus combined on the touchdown for the Braves.

6U Flag Red Devils (2) 31, Black Flag Braves 19

(Bowdon) — The 6U Black Flag Braves coached by Casey Barnes traveled to Bowdon and were defeated in a hard fought battle with the Red Devils 31-19. Armari Emory scored two touchdowns and Gaige Whitley added another for the Braves.

Carroll Co. White 25, 12U Braves 19

(Carrollton) — The 12U Braves battled Carroll County White in a late afternoon game but came up just short in the 25-19 loss. Quarterback Collin Wright left the game with a broken arm. Wright, Jake Harrod, and Jack Jackson scored for the Braves.

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