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Bailey Upton scored 27 points and the Model Lady Blue Devils held off a fourth quarter Rome comeback to beat the Lady Wolves 68-56 on Tuesday in the Rome High Thanksgiving Classic.
FITZGERALD — Model’s historic nine-win season came to an end Friday night when the Blue Devils ran into a faster, more physical Fitzgerald team which beat them 48-14 in the second round of the Class AA Playoffs.
Model made its statement last week by scoring 50 points and winning in the first round of the playoffs, but if the 9-2 Blue Devils want to advance past Fitzgerald today, they will need another exceptional performance. The 10-1 Purple Hurricanes will be a tough opponent for Model, as the Blue Devils have not faced a team with as much talent all season.
COLUMBUS — After a day of hard competition, the Model cheerleading squad sat on the mat with 17 other schools Saturday evening at the Columbus Civic Center.
Model entered the playoffs wanting to make a statement; the Blue Devils certainly did that and more by hanging 50 points on Union County in a 50-36 victory and advancing to the second round of the Class AA State Playoffs.
Brody Wofford started playing baseball when he was 3 years old. On Wednesday, the Model High senior standout realized a life-long dream by signing a national letter of intent to play baseball at LSU.
Dax Bishop and Nakyle Watkins.
CARROLLTON — Darlington’s girls placed three runners in the top 10 to grab a third-place team finish, and Model’s girls used a solid run from a freshman to help them finish eighth overall at the Class AA State Meet on Saturday afternoon.
While the playoff picture has cleared up a bit for most local teams, Pepperell, Cedartown and Rockmart have to wait until Monday to resolve the logjam for the final two playoff spots from Region 5-AAA.
Calhoun, Model, Trion and Adairsville all punched their tickets to next week’s GHSA State Cheerleading Championships in Columbus by placing well in region or sectional competitions on Saturday.