Rocky, the 3rd Infantry Division mascot, shows off his athleticism and spirit, as the Bradwell Institute football cheerleaders look on, before a military appreciation game between Bradwell Institute and Richmond Hill High School Oct. 9, 2020, at Olvey Field, Hinesville, Georgia. Rocky, the division mascot, the 3rd ID Band, and the Fort Stewart garrison command team participated in the event honoring local military community members. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot)
1 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Rocky, the 3rd Infantry Division mascot, shows off his athleticism and spirit, as the Bradwell Institute football cheerleaders look on, before a military appreciation game between Bradwell Institute and Richmond Hill High School Oct. 9, 2020, at Olvey Field, Hinesville, Georgia. Rocky, the division mascot, the 3rd ID Band, and the Fort Stewart garrison command team participated in the event honoring local military community members. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot) VIEW ORIGINAL
Bradwell Institute quarterback Jahki Newton rushes through a gap during a military appreciation game between Bradwell Institute and Richmond Hill High School Oct. 9, 2020, at Olvey Field, Hinesville, Georgia. State-ranked Richmond Hill defeated Bradwell Institute, 42-7. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot)
2 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Bradwell Institute quarterback Jahki Newton rushes through a gap during a military appreciation game between Bradwell Institute and Richmond Hill High School Oct. 9, 2020, at Olvey Field, Hinesville, Georgia. State-ranked Richmond Hill defeated Bradwell Institute, 42-7. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot) VIEW ORIGINAL
The 3rd Infantry Division band, led by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mike Krzmarzick, perform a half-time show during a military appreciation game between Bradwell Institute and Richmond Hill High School Oct. 9, 2020, at Olvey Field, Hinesville, Georgia. The 3rd ID band honored those who have served in the armed forces by playing each branch’s song. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot)
3 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The 3rd Infantry Division band, led by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mike Krzmarzick, perform a half-time show during a military appreciation game between Bradwell Institute and Richmond Hill High School Oct. 9, 2020, at Olvey Field, Hinesville, Georgia. The 3rd ID band honored those who have served in the armed forces by playing each branch’s song. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot) VIEW ORIGINAL
The 3rd Infantry Division band, led by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mike Krzmarzick, perform a half-time show during a military appreciation game between Bradwell Institute and Richmond Hill High School Oct. 9, 2020, at Olvey Field, Hinesville, Georgia. The 3rd ID band honored those who have served in the armed forces by playing each branch’s song. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot)
4 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The 3rd Infantry Division band, led by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mike Krzmarzick, perform a half-time show during a military appreciation game between Bradwell Institute and Richmond Hill High School Oct. 9, 2020, at Olvey Field, Hinesville, Georgia. The 3rd ID band honored those who have served in the armed forces by playing each branch’s song. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot) VIEW ORIGINAL
The 3rd Infantry Division band, led by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mike Krzmarzick, perform a half-time show during a military appreciation game between Bradwell Institute and Richmond Hill High School Oct. 9, 2020, at Olvey Field, Hinesville, Georgia. The 3rd ID band honored those who have served in the armed forces by playing each branch’s song. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot)
5 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The 3rd Infantry Division band, led by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mike Krzmarzick, perform a half-time show during a military appreciation game between Bradwell Institute and Richmond Hill High School Oct. 9, 2020, at Olvey Field, Hinesville, Georgia. The 3rd ID band honored those who have served in the armed forces by playing each branch’s song. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot) VIEW ORIGINAL
Bradwell Institute football players wear patriotic jerseys with the 3rd Infantry Division patch during a military appreciation game between Bradwell Institute and Richmond Hill High School Oct. 9, 2020, at Olvey Field, Hinesville, Georgia. Rocky, the division mascot, the 3rd ID Band, and the Fort Stewart garrison command team participated in the event honoring local military community members. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot)
6 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Bradwell Institute football players wear patriotic jerseys with the 3rd Infantry Division patch during a military appreciation game between Bradwell Institute and Richmond Hill High School Oct. 9, 2020, at Olvey Field, Hinesville, Georgia. Rocky, the division mascot, the 3rd ID Band, and the Fort Stewart garrison command team participated in the event honoring local military community members. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot) VIEW ORIGINAL
Rocky, the 3rd Infantry Division mascot, sits with Elizabeth Black, 5, during a military appreciation game between Bradwell Institute and Richmond Hill High School Oct. 9, 2020, at Olvey Field, Hinesville, Georgia. Elizabeth, along with her mom Kim, brother Kaleb, 9, and sister Isabella, 3, attended the game to watch her brother Garylane play. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot)
7 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Rocky, the 3rd Infantry Division mascot, sits with Elizabeth Black, 5, during a military appreciation game between Bradwell Institute and Richmond Hill High School Oct. 9, 2020, at Olvey Field, Hinesville, Georgia. Elizabeth, along with her mom Kim, brother Kaleb, 9, and sister Isabella, 3, attended the game to watch her brother Garylane play. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot) VIEW ORIGINAL
Command Sgt. Maj. Rebecca Myers, Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield senior enlisted advisor, prepares to toss the ceremonial coin before a military appreciation game between Bradwell Institute and Richmond Hill High School Oct. 9, 2020, at Olvey Field, Hinesville, Georgia. Rocky, the division mascot, the 3rd ID Band, and the Fort Stewart garrison command team participated in the event honoring local military community members. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot)
8 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Command Sgt. Maj. Rebecca Myers, Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield senior enlisted advisor, prepares to toss the ceremonial coin before a military appreciation game between Bradwell Institute and Richmond Hill High School Oct. 9, 2020, at Olvey Field, Hinesville, Georgia. Rocky, the division mascot, the 3rd ID Band, and the Fort Stewart garrison command team participated in the event honoring local military community members. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot) VIEW ORIGINAL
3rd Infantry Division mascot Rocky the Bulldog, Command Sgt. Maj. Rebecca Myers, Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield senior enlisted advisor, and Col. Bryan Logan, Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield garrison commander, salute during the National Anthem before a military appreciation game between Bradwell Institute and Richmond Hill High School Oct. 9, 2020, at Olvey Field, Hinesville, Georgia. Rocky, the division mascot, the 3rd ID Band, and the Fort Stewart garrison command team participated in the event honoring local military community members. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot)
9 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 3rd Infantry Division mascot Rocky the Bulldog, Command Sgt. Maj. Rebecca Myers, Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield senior enlisted advisor, and Col. Bryan Logan, Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield garrison commander, salute during the National Anthem before a military appreciation game between Bradwell Institute and Richmond Hill High School Oct. 9, 2020, at Olvey Field, Hinesville, Georgia. Rocky, the division mascot, the 3rd ID Band, and the Fort Stewart garrison command team participated in the event honoring local military community members. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot) VIEW ORIGINAL
Members of the Bradwell Institute Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps serve as the color guard as the 3rd Infantry Division plays the national anthem before a military appreciation game between Bradwell Institute and Richmond Hill High School Oct. 9, 2020, at Olvey Field, Hinesville, Ga. The 3rd ID Band, Rocky, the division mascot, and the Fort Stewart garrison command team participated in the event honoring local military community members. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot)
10 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Members of the Bradwell Institute Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps serve as the color guard as the 3rd Infantry Division plays the national anthem before a military appreciation game between Bradwell Institute and Richmond Hill High School Oct. 9, 2020, at Olvey Field, Hinesville, Ga. The 3rd ID Band, Rocky, the division mascot, and the Fort Stewart garrison command team participated in the event honoring local military community members. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot) VIEW ORIGINAL
Rocky, the 3rd Infantry Division mascot, Roland Vanhorn, Bradwell Institute principal, and the Bradwell Institute Tigers mascot, pose for a photo before a military appreciation game between Bradwell Institute and Richmond Hill High School Oct. 9, 2020, at Olvey Field, Hinesville, Georgia. Col. Bryan Logan, Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield garrison commander, said there is a long standing relationship between Fort Stewart and the local communities.  (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot)
11 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Rocky, the 3rd Infantry Division mascot, Roland Vanhorn, Bradwell Institute principal, and the Bradwell Institute Tigers mascot, pose for a photo before a military appreciation game between Bradwell Institute and Richmond Hill High School Oct. 9, 2020, at Olvey Field, Hinesville, Georgia. Col. Bryan Logan, Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield garrison commander, said there is a long standing relationship between Fort Stewart and the local communities. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot) VIEW ORIGINAL
Bradwell Institute execute an offensive play during a military appreciation game between Bradwell Institute and Richmond Hill High School Oct. 9, 2020, at Olvey Field, Hinesville, Georgia. State-ranked Richmond Hill defeated Bradwell Institute, 42-7. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot)
12 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Bradwell Institute execute an offensive play during a military appreciation game between Bradwell Institute and Richmond Hill High School Oct. 9, 2020, at Olvey Field, Hinesville, Georgia. State-ranked Richmond Hill defeated Bradwell Institute, 42-7. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot) VIEW ORIGINAL

HINESVILLE, Ga. – Richmond Hill High School defeated Bradwell Institute, 42-7, during a military appreciation game for Soldiers and Families Oct. 9 at Bradwell Institute’s Olvey Field in Hinesville.

Kyle Adkins, second-year head football coach of the Bradwell Tigers, said the game was very special because of the proximity of the school to Fort Stewart, and the military connection that many of their students and staff have with service members.

“I cannot express the thanks that I have each day as I get to coach football knowing that there are others who sacrifice their lives so I have the opportunity to do what I do for a living,” he said.

Before the game, military members and their Families in attendance were asked to stand and were recognized with applause.

Mascot Rocky the Bulldog represented 3rd Infantry Division and interacted with spectators throughout the game. The 3rd ID Band, under the direction of Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mike Krzmarzick, performed the National Anthem before the game and put on a half time show honoring each branch of the armed services by performing their respective song.

The Fort Stewart Garrison command team of Col. Bryan Logan and Command Sgt. Maj. Rebecca Myers participated in the ceremonial coin toss in honor of local military members.

“We have a long standing relationship with our local communities, especially Hinesville and Richmond Hill,” Logan said. “Hinesville is the most populated city in our nation for veterans or active-duty personnel, so it’s a huge commitment from the local public, and we’re just proud to be part of it.”

Logan said he would be unable to remain impartial during the game because he has two sons on the Bradwell football team.

Connor Logan, a senior offensive tight end, said that growing up as a military child has helped him develop skills that have helped him adapt to change and make friends easily.

“I’ve met a lot of great people and have experiences I would not have had otherwise,” he said. “Moving around a lot is challenging, but we have to … keep moving forward.”

Adkins said, like the military community which Bradwell Institute serves, he prides himself in hard work, dedication and loyalty. His coaching staff are driven to develop great football players who will eventually be great contributors to the community.