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Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (09/25/18)

Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (09/25/18)

(Franklin) — Each week during the sports season, HeardCitizen.com 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 editor@heardcitizen.com with either “News and Notes” or  “Player of the Week” in the subject line.


Stateline Showdown — The second edition of The Stateline Showdon Marching Band Competition takes place this Saturday, September 29 at Staples Stadium from 1:00-10:00 PM. Scheduled bands to perform include Point University, The Marching Braves, Carrollton High, Ola High, Chapel Hill, Veterans High, Manchester, Pike County, and several others.

Region 5-AA Softball Tournament — The Lady Braves will host the region tournament next Thursday, October 4 beginning at noon. The Lady Braves will take on the No. 4 seed at noon to earn a place in the championship game at 6:00 PM. Other games will be at 2:00 and 4:00 PM.

Brave Nation Player of the Week

The Brave Nation Player of the Week is senior varsity football player Mr. Andrew Leak.

Andrew has been a force for a Brave defense this season that has allowed just five points per game in the three wins. 

He has also earned an invite to the Elite Raw Talent All-American Bowl taking place December 26-28 in Atlanta.

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

Class AA State Softball Rankings — The Lady Brave varsity softball team is ranked No. 4 in Class AA in the Week 6 Score Atlanta Poll. The top three includes No. 1 Rockmart, No. 2 Monticello, and No. 3 Banks Co. The Lady Braves host No. 1 Rockmart at HCHS today!

HCMS Football Win — The HCMS Football team won their first game of the season Thursday shutting out Villa Rica 8-0 at home. Will Alford had a big interception on defense. The middle Braves travel to Temple this Thursday.

Region 5-AA Football — The Braves are off this week but in a game that will go far in determining the Region 5-AA Champion, Callaway will host Bremen at Callaway Stadium in Lagrange this Friday night at 7:30 PM. The Braves host Callaway on October 19 and travel to Bremen for the last game of the regular season on November 2.

Weekly Schedule BASE

Tuesday, Sept. 25

~ HCMS Softball @ Bay Springs (5:00 PM)

~ HCMS Cross Country @ Mt. Zion (5:00 PM)

~ JV/Varsity Softball vs. Rockmart (4:30/6:00 PM)

Wednesday, Sept. 26

~ Varsity Softball vs. Carrollton (5:30 PM)

Thursday, Sept. 27

~ Varsity Cross Country at HCPR (4:00 PM)

~ HCMS Softball @ Mt. Zion (5:00 PM)

~ HCMS Football @ Temple (5:30 PM)

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

~ Varsity Softball @ Lamar Co. (5:30 PM)

Friday, Sept. 28

~ Fall Festival @ Heard Elementary (5:00-8:00 PM)

Saturday, Sept. 29

~ Stateline Showdown at Staples Stadium (1:00 PM – 10:00 PM)

~ 8U Brave football @ Carrollton Black (11:30 AM – Carrollton High)

~ 10U Brave football @ Carroll Co. White (10:00 AM – Central High)

~ 12U Brave football @ Carrollton Black (4:00 PM – Carrollton High)