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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.

New Darlington head coach Hazel Hall has her Lady Tigers basketball team off to a hot start this season improving to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in Region 6-A play with a 44-33 win against host Gordon Lee on Friday.

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Coaches for the Rome and Armuchee high school cross country programs and Armuchee senior Chaney Holder received awards at the 2018 GoGo Running All-Area Cross Country Banquet this week, capping off their exemplary seasons.

In what is likely to be the first of many postseason accolades to come his way, Rome High’s Jamious Griffin was announced as the 2018-19 Gatorade Georgia Football Player of the Year on Thursday, making it the first time a Rome player has been chosen for the honor.

There are very few, if any, consolation prizes in sports that truly console those who receive them after falling short of an ultimate prize at the end of their endeavors.

The Kennesaw State football team dominated the Big South Conference’s postseason honors, much like it did on the field. And a pair of former Greater Rome players is among those recognized.

Local high school football teams are taking their quest for a state championship on the road this week, bringing two teams back to the quarterfinals while one ends a decades-long drought.

The Berry College football team’s reputation as one of the top Southern Athletic Association programs was cemented once again Monday as the team received three of the league’s five year-end awards and had 21 players selected as all-conference.

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