October 22, 2020

State Final Four Preview: Braves vs. Hapeville Charter

Heard Co. Braves vs. Hapeville Charter

WHAT: Semifinal Round GHSA Class AA Football State Playoffs

WHEN: Friday Night @ 7:30 PM

WHERE: Staples Stadium

ADDRESS: 545 Main Street, Franklin, GA 30217

PREGAME FESTIVITIES: A “Brave Walk” will be held prior to the game at 4:00 pm. The football team will walk from the lunchroom to the field house to prepare for the biggest game in the history of Heard County football. We want to have a large crowd lined up on both sides of the walkway as they walk through the crowd. We will be joined by the Marching Braves and Cheerleaders. Please bring your signs and noise makers to the Brave Walk to show our community support for this history making team. After the Braves walk everyone is invited to stay in the parking lot and tailgate and help to create a college game day type atmosphere for the arrival of the B-92.1 Tailgate Show at 5:00 PM.

RECORDS: Braves (12-1, 5-0 in Region 5-AA), Hornets (12-1, 6-0 in Region 6-AA)

PLAYOFF BRACKET: Click here to view the Class AA State playoff bracket

HEAD COACHES: Braves — Tim Barron (129-56 in his 16th season with Heard County), Hornets — Winston Gordon (36-34-1 in his 7th season with the Hapeville)

SEEDINGS: The Braves are the No. 1 seed in Region 5-AA, The Honets are the No. 1 seed in Region 1-AA

RANKINGS: Braves (No. 8 composite ranking in Class AA), Hornets (No. 2 composite ranking in Class AA)

SERIES: This is the first meeting between the two schools

LAST WEEK: Braves defeated No. 3 ranked Thomasville 28-14 on the road, Hapeville Charter defeated No. 1 ranked Benedictine 31-17 on the road

ON THE LINE: If the Braves win they will face either Rabun County (#1 seed Region 8-AA) or Brooks County (#2 seed Region 1-AA) at 1:00 PM on December 9 in the State Championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

COLORS: Braves (Maroon and Gray), Hornets (Blue and Gold)

SCHOOL WEBSITES: Hapeville Charter Career Academy,  Heard County High School

GATE ADMISSION: $15 at the gate as mandated by the GHSA

PRESALE TICKETS: Advance tickets can be purchased at Heard High School on Thursday and Friday from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM or 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Any student can purchase a ticket for $13 in advance and all adult tickets are $15 dollars in advance or at the gate. Every person will need a ticket or GHSA pass to enter.

WEATHER: Cloudy skies with temperatures in the low 50’s/upper 40’s

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