9-10 Braves Stun Trojans
(Franklin,GA) - Week two in recreation department football action saw the Braves teams combine for a perfect 4-0 record bringing the four team’s combined records to 7-1 on the young season.
The Sports Complex saw one of the most exciting games in memory as the 9-10 Braves coached by Sammy Marsh upset a much bigger Carrollton Trojan squad after trailing 12-0 at halftime.
In the second half, the Braves wasted no time when 2011 Bravy MVP Tae Gray returned the kickoff for a long touchdown to cut the Trojan lead to 12-6.
Tray Owens then added the rare two-point conversion on a kick through the uprights. Unlike higher levels of football a kick for an extra point counts two points in 9-10 football. This brought the Braves within four at 12-8.
Coach Marsh then called for the onside kick on the next play which was recovered by Cedric Ware.
Ware, an 8-year-old playing up was outstanding all day even though he was the smallest player on the field. He made a very crucial open field tackle on the Trojans much larger running back, Mecose Todd. Todd was dominate for the Trojans scoring both first half touchdowns.
The Braves defense fought very hard all game long against the bigger kids with turnovers being a major key. Gerrin Holley and Bo Hazel both recovered fumbles for the Braves defense.
Late in the fourth quarter, Key Whitlow scored on a short run to put the Braves on top. After another successful Owens extra-point kick the Braves were clinging to a 16-12 margin but with still plenty of time for the Trojan offense to come back.
Marsh surprised the Trojans once again with another onside kick which was recovered by Cody Hand. This enabled the Braves to hold the ball for several minutes before punting back to the Trojans with under two minutes to play.
A strong defensive stand by the Braves aided by several Trojan penalties left the Braves the 16-12 victors.
“This is one of the best wins I have had in all my years as a coach,” stated Marsh after the game. “Our kids showed a lot of heart and today I couldn’t be prouder.”
The 9-10 Braves will return to action this week facing Villa Rica Black at 12:30 p.m.
Flag Braves continue to shine
(Franklin,GA) -The Flag Braves coached by Josh Parmer continued to dominate beating the Bowdon Red Devils 34-12 in their home opener at the Sports Complex.
Several tiny Braves got in on the scoring. Johnathan Lacey scored two touchdowns while Trevor Hansford, Slade Parmer, and Antwon Carter each had one score.
Sammy Holiday, Cameron Wilkins, and Carter scored all the extra points.
The Braves were in control throughout the game. They will be at home again this Saturday taking on Ranburne (10:00).
7-8 Braves knock off Temple
(Temple, GA) -Cain Dean and the 7-8 Braves traveled to Temple where they came away with their first win of the season a 20-6 triumph over the Tigers.
The Braves were led by a dominating defense sparked by Jameer Cook, Katon Minix, and Cj Stephens.
On offense it was Aston Bonner leading the way scoring all three long touchdown plays.
Noah Cantrell and Triston Harris were also outstanding on offense. Coach Dean and the 7-8 Braves return home next week to face Ranburne (11:00).
11-12 Braves take close battle over Red Devils
(Bowdon, GA) -Coach Yates and the 11-12 Braves continued their winning ways with a 14-7 win over Bowdon.
They will also be at home this week battling Temple.
WEEK 2 – RECREATION NEWS AND NOTES
- SICKNESS: In the 9-10 game, Tray Owens was unable to play most of the game due to illness but still came through by kicking two extra points for a total of 4 points
- UNIFORMS: The Cheerleaders were in their brand new uniforms for the first time
- LAST DAY: Matt Dean assisted in the press box during his final day with the recreation department
- SUPER SATURDAY: All 4 teams will be at home this Saturday, September 22 for the only time this year