ATLANTA – Rockmart’s 61-year wait for its next shot at a football state championship didn’t end how the Jackets wanted.
National Sports News
If you had told me in July that I would be here in the early days of December writing about a Rockmart High School football team preparing to play for a state championship I wouldn’t have laughed at the idea.
Today is the day that Rockmart and Heard County square off in the Mercedez-Benz Stadium in Atlanta with one prize on the line: the 2018 GHSA Class AA Football State Championship.
The Rockmart cheerleaders are excited to support the football players as they take the field at the Mercedes-Benz stadium today, and will be ready to yell “Go Jackets!” for each time they score.
The Cedartown Bulldogs picked up their second win of the season on Tuesday in blowout fashion, winning 74-47 against the Pickens Dragons. The 1-3 Bulldogs showed no signs of travel exhaustion as they took them to the woodshed in the matchup.
Rockmart’s first softball signing after the end of the season came as the Rome News-Tribune All Area Player of the Year for 2018 Emily Loveless decided on where she’ll be taking her skills on the next level.
For those who haven't bought a pre-sale ticket for the Class AA state championship game coming up next Wednesday there's still time to do so. But it's running out fast, and no one will want to miss the showdown at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta between Rockmart and Heard County.
Several area high school football players are getting recognition for their performances this season as regions release their annual all-region teams.
The Rockmart Yellow Jackets are on a run the team hasn’t seen in decades, and with a state championship game appearance just one win away, expectations are high in the close-knit community.
Rockmart football alumni members showed their support for the Jackets Thursday at the team’s last practice before facing the Jefferson County Warriors tonight.
Cedartown’s 2018 football season was one filled with streaks and alternating wins and losses. It included heartbreaking defeats and joy-filled victories.
Rockmart took a 54-36 loss on their first play date of the season against Darlington, though it doesn't count against them on the record book.
The Cedartown Bulldogs’ football season came to a close on Friday night. On a chilly, rainy, and windy night in Chamblee, Cedartown was upended by the St. Pius X Golden Lions 38-6 in the first round of the GHSA Football Playoffs.
The Rockmart Yellow Jackets got down and dirty at home in a 55-0 first round playoff win over South Atlanta, and will be back in action at home against Bremen next week.
Teams of all ages in fall league recreation baseball continue to battle it out on the baseball diamond in recent weeks. Check out the photos provided by Gail Conner from several local teams in the past days.
With less than a month until the start of basketball season, both the Cedartown Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs basketball teams are preparing for a year in which they could both clinch a playoff spot for the first time in several seasons.
Congratulations go out to the Cedartown Middle School football team who were named the FCAA champions for a fourth year in a row last week after a second win in a row over rival Rockmart.
The Bulldogs took a 31-28 loss to the Sandy Creek Patriots at home last Friday, and are preparing to travel to Chapel Hill for their last regular season game with the hopes of pushing their way into the Class 4-A playoffs in 2018.
Redmond EMS stepped up to help Cedartown Recreation officials in their time of need to ensure the safety of all who come to local fields to watch or participate in sports.
The Rockmart volleyball team ended their season last week at the 7-AA region tournament, being ranked fifth in the region with a 1-32 (1-5 7-AA) season record.
There was little breathing room for the Coosa football team on Friday night as the No. 3-ranked Rockmart Jackets spoiled the Eagles’ senior night with a dominant 42-0 win.
Rockmart High School officials want local businesses to know that they have no affiliation at all with a advertising company claiming to be helping the Jackets basketball program.
The Cedartown Bulldogs took a 48-17 win over the Central Carrollton Lions at home last Friday, but have some practice to do before traveling to Troup County to play the Tigers in two weeks.
There was no short supply of big hits and powerful runs in the battle for sole possession of first place in Region 7-AA on Friday night in Lindale. And the advantage was on Rockmart’s side in the end.
With an even record and still plenty of chances left in the season to cement their status statewide in 4A football, the Cedartown Bulldogs still have some kinks to work out before the regular season ends.