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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.
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.
An individual state title, a seventh-place team finish and solid runs from local runners highlighted the day for local boys teams at the Class AA State Meet Saturday afternoon.
Most of the playoff drama is over for local teams, but a couple of games tonight have playoff implications, as the final week of the regular season is upon us.
Distance running can be lonely. Waking up for early-morning runs, logging miles in all kinds of weather, from the cold in winter to the brutal heat and humidity of a Georgia summer, all test the mettle of cross country runners.
Model’s defense came up with a couple of big first-quarter stops and the offense got going behind tailback Nakyle Watkins, as the Blue Devils cruised to a 28-7 win over Gordon Lee at Model to close out the regular season Friday night.
Darlington’s boys and girls cross country teams ruled the day at the Region 7-AA meet at Darlington Thursday afternoon but Floyd County schools also showed well as Model, Armuchee and Coosa also advanced both their boys and girls squads to next week’s state cross country meet.