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.

Rockmart and Heard County meet Wednesday in a historic contest for both teams

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 Yellow Jackets Marching Band looks forward to traveling alongside the football team to the Mercedes-Benz stadium for the big game today.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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