July 24, 2021

Youth football opens on high note for Little Braves

The 8U Braves, coaches, and Cheerleaders following Saturday’s big opening day win at HCPR (Photo courtesy of cheer coach Rachel Schory)

(Franklin, GA) — The youth football season got underway Saturday at the Heard County Parks and Recreation Department.

All three Heard County teams were in action and each pulled off a big opening day wins.

The 10U Braves took down Mt. Zion by a final score of 26-6 to begin their season with a 1-0 record.

Leading the way for the Braves on offense were quarterback Major Lasseter and running back Amari Heath.

Lasseter completed a 55-yard TD pass to Heath to open the scoring in the game. He also recovered a fumble early in the game defensively and later forced another Eagle turnover.

Heath had a monster performance in the win scoring all four touchdowns for the Braves.

Heath ran scores in from 80 and 25 yards and also had a ‘Pick 6’ on defense for 60 yards to put the game away for good in the 4th quarter.

Layne Toney and Caleb Janney had a couple of big stops for the Brave defense in the first half before the 10U Braves pulled away late.

The 10U Braves will go on the road to face Carroll County next Saturday at 11:30 AM in Carrollton.

The 8U Braves also walked away with a nice 20-0 shutout over Mt. Zion Saturday.

Mason Matthews came up with a big fumble recovery to set up the first touchdown in the game — a rushing score by Connor Autrey. Autry also converted a 2-point play later in the game.

Lamarcus Echols runs for the long TD during the 8U Braves’ 20-0 win over Mt. Zion Saturday

Lamarcus Echols provided the big yardage out of the backfield for the 8U Braves scoring on two long second half TD runs.

Hudson Arp and Bryson Hayward had some big stops on the defensive side of the ball to help lead the defensive attack.

The 8U Braves will look for the 2-0 start when they visit Haralson County next Saturday at 11:00 AM.

In the 6U Flag Football game, the Braves were able to score a late TD to defeat Temple 34-27 in the closest outcome of the day.

Justus Harmon and Will Coleman provided most of the fireworks for the Braves 6U Flag Team with multiple touchdown runs for each.

The 6U Flag Braves will travel to Haralson County next Saturday for a 10:00 AM start against the Rebels.


  1. Great job everyone! Thank you Rachel for getting us all together for the picture!

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