July 28, 2021

Recreation Super Saturday Round-Up: 7-8 Braves #1 Finish Undefeated Regular Season

Undefeated Braves: #1 Bo Langley, #2 Brice Barber, #3 Caden Meacham, #5 Jameer Cook, #6 Amare' Hall, #7 Xander Estes, #8 Tae Gray, #9 Chance Curbow, #10 Aidan Nelms, #11 Eli Dean, #14 Bailey Scarborough, #16 Brent Hull, #17 Cody Hand, #23 Ashton Bonner, #32 Kayden Minix, #36 Noah Cantrell, #39 Cedric Ware, #53 Chandler Congo, #74 Lance Skinner, #99 Hayden McCosh

7-8 Braves #1 (Cain Dean) 38, Bremen Black 13 (Franklin,GA) – Cain Dean’s 7-8 year old squad defeated Bremen Black today to finish the season with a fabulous undefeated record of 7-0.

Bremen Black struck first with 1:31 to play in the first quarter on a touchdown and extra point conversion to lead 7-0. Braves running back Tae Gray continued his domination in this age group as he took off for a long touchdown run but the conversion failed so at the end of the first the Braves trailed 7-6.

In the second quarter with Bremen driving in Braves territory, they faced an important 4th and 4. Noah Cantrell made a huge stop on defense and the Braves took over.

Shortly thereafter, quarterback Eli Dean handed again to Gray who again ran for a long touchdown to put the Braves on top for the first time in the game at 12-7.

With just 18 seconds to play in the half, Bremen scored again to go on top 13-12. They failed on the extra point as Brent Hull made a huge stop in the backfield.

It seemed this would be the score at half, until Gray busted loose yet again for a long touchdown run as the buzzer sounded at the half, and after the extra point was converted the Braves were again on top 19-13. (See below for exclusive video of this big run by Gray)

Tae Gray TD vs. Bremen Black from HeardCitizen.com on Vimeo.

The second half was all Braves as the defense stepped up and allowed no points to be scored. Gray scored his fourth long touchdown of the day.

Other Braves also got into the scoring action late in the game when Cody Hand took off for a 42-yard touchdown, and Amare Hall capped the scoring with a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

It seemed Cedric Ware was off to the races for a touchdown as time expired in the game but he tripped on his own feet to end the game. Cedric was smiling as he came off the field knowing he had missed his big chance.

After the game, Coach Dean was ecstatic at the perfect regular season. ” We are real excited. It shows how hard work and practice pays off. Even though these kids are only seven and eight years old they try as hard as they can all the time and that is all you can ask of them,” stated Dean.

He also pointed out players who had been his biggest contributors all year saying that the defense was led by Kayden Minix, Tae Gray, Jameer Cook, and Hayden McCosh.

Offensively the stand-outs were Gray, Eli Dean, Bailey Scarborough, and Chance “King Kong” Curbow.

Coach Dean and his team now await the start of the Kiwanis Bowl next weekend. Great job 7-8 Braves #1!


Trojan Black 21, 7-8 Braves #2 (Marsh) 0 (Franklin) – The Braves never got on track as they were shut-out by a strong Trojan squad. Coach Marsh’s team finishes with a nice 4-2 record heading into the Kiwanis Bowl.

Alex Boyd, 7-8 Braves #2

9-10 Braves (Yates) 35, Carroll Co. Maroon 6 (Franklin) – Coach Yates and the 9-10 Braves #1 also finish the season undefeated and very impressively only give up six points all season. They anxiously await their opportunity to “Dominate” the Kiwanis Bowl beginning next week.

Trojan White 14, 11-12 Braves 0 (Franklin, GA) – In the final action of “Super Saturday,” Coach Head’s Braves suffered their third consecutive loss. The defeat drops their record to (2-5) to finish the regular season.

The Braves are now awaiting the announcement from WGEA league officials as to when and where they will take part in the 2011 Kiwanis Bowl.

Captains for Saturday’s match-up were: #1 Chris Goode, #25 Zane Mitchell, #15 Bryan Jones, and #4 Chunky Hannah.

The Braves once again began the game on defense and after several plays forced a Trojan turnover as they took their first possession around mid-field. Chunky Hannah carried the ball for 4 yards on the first play but then the offense began to stall.

On 4th down, Coach Jones decided to punt trying to pin the Trojans back in their own territory. However, the Trojan defense would have none of that as they busted though the line and blocked the punt. Six plays later the Trojans crossed the goal line for their first TD of the day.

The ensuing conversion attempt failed as Kolby Hannah broke up the pass play in the end-zone and the score was 6-0. The score would remain the same until the 4th quarter as the Braves found themselves locked in a defensive duel.

Turnovers throughout the day killed any momentum the Braves offense tried to mount. After turning over the ball with 4:35 left in the match, the Trojans put together a 5 play drive, capped off with a nice 34 yard run for a TD. The Trojans made the conversion and the score was 14-0. (Written by: Gary Jones)


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