The 5-6 year-old Flag Braves traveled to Mt. Zion over the weekend in hopes of winning Heard County’s second Flag Bowl Championship in the past three seasons.
Josh Parmer’s squad of Tiny Braves also hoped to finish the season with a perfect 8-0 record. They accomplished both goals by defeating three different flag teams in the all day tournament.
The three wins over Bremen Blue, Bremen Black, and Mt. Zion capped off an astonishing season which saw the team outscore opponents by an average score of 32-9.
The championship game was a rematch from opening day versus the Mt. Zion Eagles. It seemed that the first quarter might end scoreless before Johnathon Lacey got loose for a 45-yard touchdown run to put the Tiny Braves on the board first. Slade Parmer ran in the extra point to extend the Braves lead to 7-0 at the end of the first quarter.
Parmer also scored the next touchdown which coupled with an extra point by Cameron Wilkins brought the margin to 14-0 at halftime. Parmer added another score in the second half as did Antwon Carter to put the Eagles out of reach at 27-0.
Two late touchdowns by Stanley Cross of the Eagles left the final score Braves 27-13 over the Eagles. The Heard fans were exuberant throughout the game as they cheered on the Tiny Braves.
“I would like to first of all thank God for the blessings he has placed on this team. These young boys have practiced their hearts out over the last few months and we couldn’t be more proud of the results. My coaches Todd Huey, Scott Googe, and BJ Hansford have done a great job. This team is very proud of being able to bring the Flag Bowl championship trophy back to Heard county where the parents and community can see the reward that comes from hard work and determination. These boys are the future of Heard County. Go Braves!” ~Head Coach Josh Parmer