Haralson County Picks Up First Playoff Win In School History

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On the 1st night of the GHSA football playoffs the #1 seeded Haralson County Rebels (9-1) took on the #4 seeded Chattooga Indians (5-4). The Rebels are looking to extend their 8-game win streak and win their 1st home playoff game in school history. The Indians look to get back on the win column after dropping their last 2. The Rebels are looking to finally get over the hump and make it out the first round while the Indians find themselves back in the playoffs after missing out last year.

    The Rebels won the opening kickoff and started the game 1st and 10 at their own 35. With just over a minute and thirty seconds off the clock Clay Hyatt took it 38 yards for the games 1st points. The Rebels wound make the extra point and go up 7-0. The Indians would go 3 and out on their 1st drive and punt it away.

    At the end of the 1st the Rebels were on a long drive that started at their own 1. Haralson County would fumble in the redzone at the 11. The Indians would once again go 3 and out and punt it back to the Rebels. It wouldn’t take long for Clay Hyatt to bounce off tacklers and take it 22 yards for the score. The Rebels would hit the field goal and extend their lead to 14-0. 

    The Rebels defense once again swarmed to the ball and held strong on 3rd down to force another punt.  With 2:01 left in the 1st half JoJo Chandler dove his way in for a 5-yard touchdown. The Rebels now took a commanding 21-0. At the Half Clay Hyatt would already eclipse 100 yards rushing and have 2 rushing touchdowns with JoJo Chandler adding a rushing touchdown of his own. 

    The Chattooga Indians would receive the kickoff for the start of the 2nd half and set up shop 1st and 10 at their own 20. Rowan Burdick would end the hopes of a Rebels shutout after powering his way for a 16-yard touchdown run. The Indians would get on the board still trailing 21-7. 

    Clay Hyatt would get things rolling again with a 55-yard touchdown run for his 3rd of the night. The Rebels would go back up by 21 now leading 28-7. On the first play of the Indians next drive, they would fumble resulting in a turnover. 

    Coach Peavy would roll the dice on 4th down and fake the punt but come up just short from the line to gain. The Indians took over 1st and 10 at their own 21. The Indians would try a read option play and on the pitch fumble it leading to Jacob Rodriquez recovering it for the Rebels. 

    The Rebels wouldn’t have to wait long as Clay Hyatt bouncing off tacklers dove in for a 19-yard rushing touchdown his 4th of the game. The extra point would be no good and the lead would be 34-7.


    The Rebels would extend their winning streak to 9 as the topped the Indians in the 1st round of the state playoffs. Clay Hyatt was doing Clay things with 4 Rushing touchdowns leading the Rebels to their 1st home playoff win in school history. 

The Chattooga Indians (5-5) had their season come to an end with a 1st round exits after a hard-fought year. The Rebels improve to (10-1) and will host the #2 seeded Northeast (8-3) in the 2nd round of the GHSA playoffs. 


Haralson Moves One Step Closer To Region Title

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Written by DJ Coffman


On Friday night the Haralson County Rebels traveled to Franklin, Georgia to battle the Heard County Braves in a region matchup that had huge post season implications. The Rebels were coming off a region win against the Temple Tigers the week before. The Braves had a week off after they also defeated the Temple Tigers. 

    Haralson County would receive the opening kickoff after the Braves deferred to the 2nd half. Heard County’s defense would come out pumped up and would force a 3 and out from the Rebels offense.  Haralson County would then return the favor forcing the Braves to also punt after going 3 and out.    

The 1st score of the game would come with 4:05 left in the 1st quarter on a 6-yard run by senior quarterback Clay Hyatt. The Rebels would go up 7-0. Heard County would come out driving looking to answer. Isaiah Oneal would call his own number of the right side and have the ball pop out; the Rebels defense would fall on it and take over at the Heard 40.   

At the end of the 1st quarter of play the Rebels were facing a 4th and 24 when the 2nd quarter started. The Rebels would punt, and the Braves would set up shop at their own 4 after a amazing punt by Clay Hyatt and great coverage by the punt team. 

    The Rebels would force a 3 and out and the Braves would punt, the punt would bounce off a Rebel defender and the Braves would recover it. A few plays in the Braves were facing a 3rd down when the Rebels dialed up a blitz and Clay Hyatt was able to get a huge stop in the back field. 

    The Rebels would put together a great drive which ended in another Clay Hyatt touchdown with 6.1 seconds left in the first half. The Rebels would go into the half up 14-0.

    Heard County would receive the 2nd half kickoff and started 1st and 10 at their own 31. The braves would have a 10-minute-long drive. The Rebel defense would hold of the Braves for 4 straight plays inside their own 5-yard line and keep their shutout alive. 

    The Rebels would go into the 4th quarter leading 14-0. The Rebels would have a 3 and out and have to punt, but with a great punt and coverage would pin the Braves at their own 15 yard-line. 

    The Heard County offense would come on the field looking to get back into the game. The Braves facing a 3rd down would drop back to pass when Riley Bell came off the edge and unloaded on the quarterback to force a punt. 

    The Rebels would run out most of the remaining clock before Clay Hyatt would take it in for his 3rd rushing touchdown of the game with 38.6 seconds left. The Rebels would now be up 21-0. Heard County would not be able to do much, and time would run out in the game. 


    Haralson County improves to (8-1) (3-0) in region play and will have a bye week before taking on the Bremen Blue Devils (5-3) (1-1) with a chance at their first region championship. The Heard County Braves fall to (4-4) (1-1) in region play and will travel to Bremen to take on The Blue Devils next week. 

Haralson Rolls Over Temple, Clinches Playoff Berth

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On Friday, October 15th, the Haralson County Rebels took on the Temple Tigers in a region matchup. The Rebels look to keep rolling while coming off of a huge region win against the defending state champions last week, and find themselves in the driver seat in region play.  The Temple Tigers find themselves outside looking in after a region loss to Heard County.


Haralson County started the night honoring the legendary Coach Frank Vohun who tragically passed away from dementia this past week. Frank served to stints as the Rebel head coach as well as other high school and college programs, compiling a record of 126-116 all time.


The Rebels would receive the opening kickoff and have a 7-minute drive that resulted in a 10-yard touchdown run from their starting quarterback Clay Hyatt. The Rebels would then do a short kickoff that resulted in a fumble by the return team in which the Rebels were able to recover on the Temple 38.

It took just 2 plays for Clay Hyatt to follow his lead blockers on the way to a 38-yard touchdown run. The Rebels then held a 14-0 lead before the Temple offense had the chance to get on the field.


The Temple offense finally got onto the field at their own 44, but it was short lived. The Rebel defense swarmed the backfield causing a fumble and taking possession over at their own 39. A few plays later, Wesley Cole took it 54-yards to the house with 0:29 left in the 1st. The Rebels took a demanding 21-0 over the Tigers.


The Tigers would try to get something started and go for it in their own territory on 4th down but came up short. The Rebels would take advantage of this, and Caden Hughes would take it in behind a great down block for a 6-yard touchdown run. The Rebels would have a 28-0 lead with 6:31 left in the first half.


The following drive the Tigers would go for a punt on 4th and 14 and have the ball deflected. The Rebels would once again takeover in the Tigers territory. The Following play Clay Hyatt would hit a wide-open Wesley Cole for a 34-yard receiving touchdown. The Rebels increased their lead to 35-0 before the half.


Temple would have a quick drive that ended in Cam Vaughn running it in from 8-yards out with 0:10 left in the half. The Tigers would finally get on the board down 35-7.


After Half the Haralson County defense would force a 3 and out and take over possession at the 40. 5 plays later Wesley Cole would have a huge burst of speed on his way to a 59-yard rushing touchdown. The Rebels would now be up 42-7 with a running clock.


On Temples next drive Cam Vaughn would lead the offense down the field. He would cap off the drive with a 18-yard passing touchdown to #11.  Temple would make the score 42-14.


The very next drive Clay Hyatt bullied his way to a 36-yard rushing touchdown behind huge pancake blocks from his O-Line. The Rebels would take a 49-14 lead.


The Rebels would win 49-14 and advance to (7-1) (2-0) in region play and clinched their 4th consecutive playoff berth. The first time in school history the mark has been hit. Haralson County will travel to Heard County (4-3) (1-0) next week for their 3rd region bout. For the Rebels, Clay Hyatt accounted for 3 rushing and 1 passing touchdown while Wesley Cole had 2 rushing and 1 receiving.


The Temple Tigers fall to (1-5) (0-2) and will host Bremen (4-3) (0-1) next week.  For Temple, Cam Vaughn accounted for both of their touchdowns.




Clay Hyatt leads Haralson to big win over Model

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On Friday night the Haralson County Rebels (2-1), who were coming off a hard-fought win against Bowdon, took on the Model Blue Devils (1-2).


Haralson County came onto the field supporting the 13 fallen soldiers that lost their lives in Afghanistan.


Haralson County won the opening kickoff and after a attempted onside by the Blue Devils the Rebels started 1st and 10 on their own 49 yard line. It took exactly 2 minutes for the offense of Haralson County to get on the board. Clay Hyatt handed it off to Wesley Cole as he outran everyone to paydirt. After a successful 2-point conversion Haralson County was up 8-0 with 10 min left in the first half.


After a huge kick return to set Model up in positive territory their offense couldn’t get anything started and had to punt it away. Just a few moments later Haralson County coughed up the ball and Model recovered it on the 44-yard line.


With 40 seconds left in the first quarter Haralson County’s Kaden Hughes took it up the middle for a 3-yard touchdown. The following extra point was good and put the Rebels up 15-0.


After a long drive Haralson County’s Clay Hyatt takes it in for another Rebel touchdown and the 2-point conversion was good to give Haralson County a 23-0 lead with 4:30 left in the 1st half.


After another stalled Model drive Haralson County’s Clay Hyatt takes it up the middle for his 2nd score of the game with the following extra point being good the Rebels would go up 30-0 with 12 seconds left in the half.


Model received the 2nd half kickoff and started at their own 32 but after not being able to find success they had to punt it away.


After a clock consuming drive, the Rebels Clay Hyatt takes in his 3rd rushing touchdown of the game and the extra point was good. The Rebels take a demanding 37-0 lead on the Model Blue Devils.


With 2:40 left in the game the young guys from Haralson County were able to put in the finale score of the game making it 43-0.


Scott Peavy the Head Coach of the Rebels reached a milestone of 100 wins.


Haralson County improves to (3-1) on the year and will be off this coming up Friday.


Model drops to (1-3) and will also be off this Friday.







Haralson Overcomes Bowdon To Pick Up Win #2

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Written by DJ Coffman


On Friday night the Haralson County Rebels faced off against the Bowdon Red Devils.  Haralson County was coming off their first loss of the season to Manchester where they seemed to not be able to get things started on offense. Bowdon was coming off a huge rivalry win against Bremen where they witnessed their junior quarterback Robert Mcneal account for 5 touchdowns and over 400 yards.  

Haralson County received the opening kickoff and ran off over 8 minutes of the first quarter before turning the ball over.

Bowdon took over deep in their own territory and struggled to get anything started in their first drive on offense.

We saw the first score of the game come from a 21-yard passing touchdown from Haralson Counties Clay Hyatt to Jojo Chandler with a little over 5 minutes left in the half.

Bowdon drove down the field and in the last seconds of the half settled for a field goal. At the half Haralson County was up 7-3 and looked to have the Bowdon offense locked down. 

Coming out for the second half Bowdon received the kick and had a huge return to be set up on Haralson Counties 38-yard line. 

Bowdon’s Tanner Langley took it up the middle to give Bowdon their first touchdown and lead of the game making the score 10-7 with 9:43 left in the 3rd.

On the next drive Haralson County was in a long 3rd down situation when Clay Hyatt broke off a huge momentum swinging run to get the Rebel’s into the redzone. 2 plays later Clay Hyatt took it up the middle for a Haralson County touchdown to take back the lead 14-10 with a little over a minute left in the 3rd.

With both teams first drives to start the 4th resulting in a punt. Bowdon had the ball with less then 3 minutes left in the game.

Bowdon was able to get inside the red zone with less then a minute on the clock. Haralson Counties defense was relentless in letting them into the endzone with getting 3 straight stops 2 resulting in losses. The final play Bowdon had a chance to win and came up short with an overthrown pass out of the back off the endzone.

Haralson County got back into the win column (2-1) and will play Model (1-2) next week at home, while Bowdon suffers their first loss of the season putting them at (2-1) and they will host Heritage (0-1).


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