Heard County Weathers Rain, Pepperell to Advance to Second Round

By Brandon Morton

The Heard County High School football team survived rain, cold weather, and a testy Pepperell squad to move on to the second round of the AA state playoffs. While the Dragons ran the clock early with short but consistent gains, the Braves (10-1) used several key big plays to take and maintain the lead before winning by a final score of 27-14. “I was proud of how our players came out in the second half,” stated head coach Tim Barron. “If we can maintain that intensity for forty-eight minutes, we will put ourselves on position for positive things to happen going forward.” The victory over Pepperell gives Heard County the opportunity to host Jefferson High School next Friday night at Staples Stadium. Jefferson, the defending AA state champions, advanced to the second round by defeating Westminster by a score of 28-0.[Read More]

Bowdon Game

Braves Scorch Red Devils

By Brandon Morton

While the temperature in Staples Stadium on Friday night dipped toward forty degrees, the Braves offense was anything but cold as Heard County punished Bowdon by a score of 42-19 to claim the region 5-AA crown. The Braves (9-1, 8-0) finish as the region champions for the second straight year and earn a home playoff game against Pepperell High School. It feels great winning back-to-back region titles; claims head coach Tim Barron. It is especially rewarding getting it done at our house.[Read More]


Braves Break Tigers

By Brandon Morton (10/26/13)

The Heard County High School football team dismantled an over-matched Temple team by a score of 49-7 on Friday night. The Braves (7-1, 6-0) dominated the game from the opening kickoff, and held the Tigers from scoring until the fourth quarter. The victory assures the Braves of a playoff spot, while a win next week against Spencer will clinch a first round home game for Heard County in the state playoffs. “We have put ourselves in a very good position through eight games,” stated head coach Tim Barron. “However, we must now focus on Spencer an take it one game at a time.” [READ MORE]


Lady Braves Slay Lady Dragons, Advance to Sweet 16

By: Brandon Morton

The Heard County High School softball team played their first GHSA state playoff opponent on Wednesday, when they hosted the region 7-AA Pepperell Lady Dragons in a double-header. With several of the Lady Braves having big days at the plate and with sophomore standout Jordan Watson pitching an absolute masterpiece in the circle, the Lady Braves won both games of the double header, defeating the Lady Dragons 7-0 in game one and 10-2 in the final game. [Read More]


Braves Pound Panthers

By Brandon Morton

On Friday night, the Heard County High School football team hosted Chattahoochee County High School for their third region contest of the season. The Braves (4-1, 3-0) remained undefeated in region play after crushing the Panthers by a score of 56-7. While the Braves stumbled on a couple of drives in the first quarter, a thirty-five point offensive explosion by the Braves in the second quarter guaranteed a long bus ride home to Cusseta for the Panthers. [ Read More ]

Softball Team Shines in Dark Times for HCHS

By: Anna Shelnutt

On a night when they had every excuse to not play well, our young ladies dug deep giving our community a moment to smile in a week of sorrow. An hour before many of the players would attend the viewing of a fallen classmate, the Lady Braves pulled off one of the most impressive victories in the history of Heard County athletics by defeating East Coweta (AAAAAA) by a score of 3-1. The victory was the thirteenth in a row for the Lady Braves (17-2) and marked the tenth victory of the season over schools from larger classifications. [ Read More ]

Braves Overpower Blue Devils

By: Brandon Morton

The Heard County High School football team dominated Bremen High School in the Braves first region 5-AA game of the season. Despite several miscues and a lopsided time of possession in Bremen’s favor, Heard County was able to move the ball at will to the dismay of the Blue Devil faithful. On the night, the Braves rushed for nearly 500 yards in route to a 42-21 victory. “We never lined up and punted,” claimed head coach Tim Barron. “So when we didn’t have success, it was on us.” [ Read More ]


Lady Braves Dominate Larger Ranked Opponents

By Brandon Morton

With a 3-2 victory over Allatoona High School on Saturday, the Lady Braves completed one of the most impressive two day runs in school history. In the tournament in Carrollton, Heard County defeated the #7 ranked AAA team (Blessed Trinity), a AAAA team (Alexander), and two ranked AAAAA teams (#7 South Paulding and #4 Allatoona). The victories improved the Lady Braves’ record to 13-2, and ensured that Heard County would stay atop the AA state rankings. [Read More]


Braves Scalp Indians

chattooga heard indians v braves


By Brandon Morton

The Heard County High School football team dismantled Chattooga High School in Summerville, Georgia on Friday night by a score of 30-0. [ Read More ]


Lady Braves Beat Lady Wolves

watson softball

The #1 ranked Heard County High School softball team took down the #2 ranked Wesleyan Lady Wolves by a score of 2-0 on Saturday at Kennesaw State University. The Lady Wolves upset the Lady Braves last year in the semi-finals with a walk-off homerun, leaving the Lady Braves with a bitter taste in their mouth and a fire to get back at them this year. “As rare as it may be for a #1 versus a #2 matchup this early in the year, the rankings didn’t matter to us,” claims head coach Matt Hornsby. “Saturday was about payback for our girls.” [ Read More ]

Why Our Students Love Being Involved at Heard County High School

By Ivy Hyatt

The Warcry staff was curious as to why students that attend Heard County High School participate in athletics and other extracurricular activities at such a high rate. What drives a student to want dedicate their time to join an after school activity? Research shows that students who are involved in extracurricular activities in school are more likely to graduate, make better grades, and are more likely to complete a post-secondary program. But this does not answer the question as to why Heard County students are more involved than their peers at other schools. In order to answer this pending question, we approached seniors that have been involved in these activities nearly their entire school careers. Hopefully, the following anecdotal evidence will enlighten us all. [READ MORE]

Lady Braves Earn #1 Ranking, Crush Central

By Cali Harrod

On Tuesday night, the Lady Braves earned the number one ranking in AA as rated by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC). The next day, the Lady Braves showed why the AJC put them at the top of AA when they shut out Central-Carrollton, the #5 AAA team in Georgia. It was the second time the two teams met this season, and for the second time the Lady Braves dominated the contest following their 12-3 victory earlier in the season with an 8-0 blowout on Wednesday night. [ READ MORE ]

Heard County Torches Rebels in Scrimmage

By Trey Alford

The Heard County High School football team kicked off the 2013 season last Friday night in a scrimmage against the Haralson County Rebels. The Braves had no problem with the Rebels and the final score of 62-20 proved as much. Both of the teams were sloppy in the beginning, but the highly touted offense of the Braves picked up right where it left off last season. [READ MORE]


2013 Football Season Preview

By Trey Alford and Austin Barron (7/31/13)

Heard County High School football fans are more excited than ever to get the 2013 football season underway. Franklin is beginning to fill with talk as it gets closer and closer to kickoff time, and it is clear the whole community has high expectations for the Braves. With all key offensive skill players returning, along with one of the strongest offensive lines in the state, the sky is the limit for this season. [READ MORE]


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