November 27, 2021

Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (08/21/18)

(Franklin) — Each week during the sports season, brings you a weekly wrap-up of Brave Nation sports including news, notes, a weekly schedule, and the Brave Nation Player of the Week.

Anyone who would like to submit information for the weekly column, a question about anything Brave related, or a nomination for Player of the Week please email with either “News and Notes” or  “Player of the Week” in the subject line.


Let’s Glow Braves — The theme for next week’s huge home football game versus Hapeville is ‘Neon Night’ with students and fans being encouraged to wear bright flourescent colors for the game.

JV Football Opener — The Braves junior varsity football team will host Callaway this Thursday afternoon at Staples Stadium.

Lady Braves Radio Broadcast — The Lady Braves’ Region 5-AA softball opener today at Bremen (5:30 PM first pitch) will be broadcast on beginning with a pregame show at 5:00 PM.

Brave Nation Player of the Week

The Brave Nation Player of the Week is freshman HCHS softball player Ms. Janiyah Strong.

Janiyah has been on an absolute tear during this early season launching five homers in her first five games to tie the freshman season record held by current FSU catcher Anna Shelnutt. 

Congratulations to Janiyah for being named this week’s Brave Nation Player of the Week. 

HCMS Football Opener — The HCMS Braves football team opens the season with a scrimmage versus Callaway (5:00 PM) today, August 21 at HCMS. The middle school football jamboree will take place this Saturday, August 25 at Staples Stadium. The event will feature teams from Heard, Central, Carollton and Handley and takes place from 10 AM-2 PM.

Class AA State Football Rankings — The Brave football team is ranked No. 2 in Class AA in the Week 1 AJC Poll released on Sunday. The Braves will host No. 1 ranked defending State Champion Hapeville Charter on Friday, August 31 at Staples Stadium in a rematch of last year’s Class AA semi-finals. Callaway is ranked No. 3 and Bremen is ranked at No. 6 giving Region 5-AA three teams in the top six. The Braves opponent in game four, Rockmart entered this week’s rankings at No. 10.

HCMS Softball Opener — The HCMS softball team will travel to Bowdon to open the season on Tuesday, August 28 and return home to face Villa Rica in the home opener on August 30.

Weekly Schedule BASE

Tuesday, August 21

~ Varsity Softball @ Bremen (5:30 PM)

~ HCMS Football Scrimmage vs. Callaway (5:00 PM)

Wednesday, August 22

~ JV Softball vs. Northgate (4:30 PM)

~ Varsity Softball vs. Northgate (5:55 PM)

Thursday, August 23

~ JV Softball @ Newnan (4:30 PM)

~ JV Football vs. Callaway (5:30 PM)

~ Varsity Softball @ Newnan (5:55 PM)

Friday, August 24

~ Varsity Football Open Week

Saturday, August 25

~ Varsity Softball Rival Rumble @ Bowdon

~ Middle School Football Jamboree @ Staples Stadium (10AM-2PM)


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