Join us for our annual game with Mecole Hardman at ECCHS Gym on Friday, April 28 at 9:30 a.m.
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The annual FHF Basketball Game takes place during Mecole Hardman, Jr. Week - the Friday before the FHF Pageant each year.
The Annual FHF Basketball Game features Mecole Hardman, Jr. leading the FHF Student Team to their undefeated wins each year. FHF Founding Student Officer, Katie Archer serves as Team Captain. Both Hardman and Archer have assisted their team to overwhelming victories (typically beating the Coaches Team by at least 100 points) since 2012!
Alumni FHF Officer Mecole Hardman, Jr. was a star athlete as a ECMS Ram, scholar athlete as a ECCHS Blue Devil, UGA DAWG and now as a Kansas City Chief Super Bowl Champion X2! During the assembly Mecole emphasizes the importance of hard work, good behavior, and having a good attitude especially to their teachers and coaches to be successful later in life. Mecole gives several examples of how hard he worked in school, in the gym, and on the field to get where he is today.
Schools have Spirit Week leading up to the game, including showing a promo video and motivational video of Mecole. ECCHS & or ECMS Cheerleaders cheer for each FHF player and FHF cheerleader as they are enthusiastically introduced as they make their way through the cheerleaders’ tunnel to center court. The event announcer is always entertaining. The referees usually call numerous technical fouls on the coaches for pretty much everything.
FHF kiddos unable to attend loud events also cheer for their FHF teammates in a private viewing -thanks to Nat McCarty/ECCHS BDTV who live streams and posts a link of the game so that anyone may watch it in the future. Elberton Net also airs the event on local TV.
FHF Officers Committee members help set up the gym prior to the event. Coach Anya Human and Chrystal Thomas coach the FHF Team. The ECCHS FHF Sponsor Robin Wood gathers uniforms for FHF players and cheerleaders. Mrs. Woods, assisted by Telisa Rucker and Marti Love Terrell, also serve as scorekeeper. ECMS Sponsor Cheri Dove and ECCHS Sponsor Lynda Farmer supervise FHF members. ECMS Media Specialist Marie Roach takes photos and videos of the event.
We are SO proud of our undefeated FHF team! Their hard work at practice with Coach Human and Mrs. Thomas has really paid off. And we are always thrilled for our Super Friend to join us! Mecole has always gone above and beyond to be Super Friends to our kiddos. Even with Mecole's impressive football career success, he continues to be our Super Friend visiting Elbert County kiddos every opportunity he has. That's the real Mecole Hardman, Jr.! Mecole continues to make a huge difference in the lives of Elbert County students!
2021 Mecole Hardman, Jr. Visits EC Schools
Watch FHF Basketball Games by clicking video links below:
2021 - Mecole Hardman, Jr Visits EC Schools
2019 - FHF Basketball Game with Mecole Hardman - part 1
2019 - FHF Basketball Game with Mecole Hardman - part 2
2019 - FHF Basketball Game & Interview (1st half) with Mecole Hardman - part 3 2019 - FHF Basketball Game & Interview (2nd half) with Mecole Hardman - part 4
2016 - FHF Basketball Game & /Special Presentation to Tom McCall from GA VR Services Board Chair Jimmy DeFoor
2015 - 6th Annual FHF Basketball Game with Mecole Hardman - 1st part
2015 - 6th Annual FHF Basketball Game with Mecole Hardman - 2nd part
2015 - 6th Annual FHF Basketball Game with Mecole Hardman - 3rd part
2014 - 5th Annual FHF Basketball Game with Mecole Hardman - 1st half
2014 - 5th Annual FHF Basketball Game with Mecole Hardman - 2nd half
2013 - 4th Annual FHF Basketball Game with Mecole Hardman - Benefit for Sydney Vickery - 1st half
2013 - 4th Annual FHF Basketball Game with Mecole Hardman - Benefit for Sydney Vickery - 2nd half
2012 - 3rd Annual FHF Basketball Game with Mecole Hardman - Benefit for Sydney Vickery - 1st half
2012 - 3rd Annual FHF Basketball Game with Mecole Hardman - Benefit for Sydney Vickery - 2nd half
2012 - 2nd Annual FHF Basketball Game
2011 - 1st Annual FHF Basketball Game