Defense keys 11-12 Braves win over Trojans
The Heard County Recreation Department football season opened Saturday at the Sports Complex with games featuring Cain Dean’s 7-8 Braves and Brad Yates’ 11-12 Braves both in action versus Carrollton Trojan Blue teams.
The 11-12 game was the most exciting of the day coming down to the last minute of play before the Braves edged the Trojans in a defensive battle 8-6. A first quarter short touchdown run by Jackson Yates and the two-point pass conversion from Yates to P.J. Cofield would be all the scoring the Braves would need.
Cofield also grabbed a big interception before the Braves headed to the break with an 8-0 advantage. The Trojans got on the board early in the fourth but were unable to make the two point kick attempt leaving the Braves clinging to the two point lead.
The Trojans were driving late when on defense Gage Cannon forced a fumble and recovered it himself sealing the 11-12 Braves first win of the season. They will look to go 2-0 when they travel to Bowdon this Saturday (12:30) to take on the Red Devils.
Gray leads 9-10 Braves over Red Devils
Coach Sammy Marsh and the 9-10 Braves were on the road for week one of the schedule and traveled to Bowdon to take on the Devils. Strong defense keyed a 12-0 victory for Marsh’s squad. Offensively, Tae Gray continued his strong play at running back after moving up from last year’s 7-8 group.
Gray scored both touchdowns for the Braves in a game that was scoreless at halftime. The score remained tight at 6-0 until Gray broke away for an 80-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter.
The 9-10 Braves will be riding high when they return home next week to face the Trojan White team at 11:00 at the Heard County Sports Complex.
5-6 Flag Braves roll over Eagles
Coach Josh Parmer and the flag football Braves continued the winning tradition from last year’s flag team when they destroyed the Mt. Zion Eagles 32-0 Saturday in Mt. Zion.
The Flag Braves will be back in action for their home opener this Saturday at 10:00 a.m. taking on Bowdon #1.
7-8 Braves fall to Trojan Blue
A touchdown by Trojan blue with 38 seconds to play in the game sent the 7-8 Braves home with a disappointing 20-12 loss. A close game start to finish for Coach Cain Dean’s team versus a strong opponent.
Jameer Cook and Ashton Bonner each had big touchdowns for the Braves. The 7-8 Braves will travel to Temple next week to meet the Tigers (11:00 am).
WEEK 1- RECREATION NEWS AND NOTES
ANNOUNCERS: Two Varsity Braves football stars, Dillian Bradley and Brandon Wiggins, handled the announcing duties at Saturday’s games
CHEER UNIFORMS: Cheerleading uniforms were not ready for week #1 but are expected to arrive for this week’s games
RECREATION DIRECTOR: Chad Brown is serving as interim Recreation Director after the resignation of David Julian
NEW ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: Former Lady Brave softball player Laura Hutchins takes on the role