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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.

The Rockmart Yellow Jackets have something more to celebrate this week other than a win: their coach getting recognized for the hard work put in over the season thus far – as well as the past years – by the Atlanta Falcons.

Top-ten ranked Rockmart is taking the field once again against a top-five opponent this week in one of two big football matchups involving Class AA teams in Polk County.

Rockmart (2-0) is on a big roll and made a bold statement on the road with a 51-7 win over another Class 4A opponent before getting a break this week ahead of another big game.

Where one Polk County softball program is hitting the ball out of the park with their winning streak, another is trying to get back on their feet and off skid row.

The Cedartown Lady Bulldogs and Rockmart Lady Jackets faced down over the weekend with the volleyball season now well underway, and each team looking to pick up wins as they continue on this week at home and on the road.

Rockmart Yellow Jacket fans have been waiting for a win for seven years, and the tables finally turned toward the east side of Polk County for bragging rights after a 20-14 win over rival Cedartown.

By the time this edition arrives in the hands of local football fans, the preseason work will all be completed. Practice will be focused on Friday’s trip to Rockmart. Cedartown will be looking ahead after a scrimmage against Chattooga.

If it wasn’t for a lot of local volunteers and contributors giving their time and dollars, an event like the Cedartown International Wheelchair 5K Road Race couldn’t happen annually.

The two running backs from north Georgia made the trip down to Tallahassee on Sunday for the running back/linebacker portion of Florida State’s Football Camp. It took all of 15 minutes once individual drills began to realize that the two members of the Cedartown duo were arguably the top bac…

There’s plenty going on at the Cedartown Recreation Department despite summer, and signups are just part of what’s happening with programs coming up in both July and the late summer and fall months.

While most students are still sleeping, the devoted athletes on the Rockmart High School Cross Country team have already been up and stretching and out on the pavement at 8 a.m.

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