Three weeks before the postseason begins and the Rome High Wolves already have their spot picked out in the state playoffs.
Pepperell quarterback Gage Moses kept the Dade County defense off balance and guessing all night as to which receiver was going to haul in the next pass.
There was little breathing room for the Coosa football team on Friday night as the No. 3-ranked Rockmart Jackets spoiled the Eagles’ senior night with a dominant 42-0 win.
Darlington’s Demetrius Rogers broke open a 7-7 tie in the second quarter of Friday’s road game against Region 6-A foe Bowdon (0-8, 0-5) to lead the Tigers to a 17-7 win.
Runners and coaches are taking advantage of each opportunity as the end of the season gets closer for area cross country teams, and the four Floyd County teams got one last test run on Thursday.
A dominant start set the tone for Unity Christian’s opening match in the GICAA Division I-A state playoffs Thursday as they swept Covenant Christian Academy in three sets to move into the semifinals.
ROCKMART — There was adversity to overcome early in the Rockmart softball team’s Sweet 16 series with Banks County. But it was the late developments in both games of the doubleheader that were the hardest to swallow.
It will be a full week since their last match when the Pepperell volleyball team takes on Chattooga in the first round of the Class A/AA Public state playoffs Saturday.
After a knockout performance in the opening round of the Class AA state playoffs, the Pepperell softball team is ready for round two.
Finding a competitive team in Area 6-A/AA Public this season was not difficult. So when the area tournament came around Saturday, there were plenty of close calls and tight games.
Saturday was a busy day for volleyball teams in Floyd County. Rome High and Unity Christian School each hosted their respective league tournaments and set up favorable routes in the state playoffs.
There was no doubt in Darlington head coach Tommy Atha’s mind that Trion was going to give everything it had to try and top his team on the road at Chris Hunter Stadium on Friday night.
Coming off a much-needed bye week, the Unity Christian Lions used a balanced offensive attack and a dominant defense to get back on track with a 52-14 win over Camp Jewell on Friday night at Grizzard Park.
There was no stopping the Rome High football team Friday night as the No. 1-ranked Wolves ran for 404 yards total and scored six touchdowns in the second quarter en route to a 68-7 road win over Paulding County.
The Rome Lady Wolves and the Unity Christian Lady Lions will both take hot streaks into this week’s region tournament action at their respective home courts.
The high school softball state playoffs kicked off with a bang Tuesday for the representatives from Region 7-AA, with three area teams punching their tickets to next week’s second round.
Rome High’s Jamious Griffin has already surpassed what took him 15 games last season, and there’s no sign the running back is going to slow down anytime soon.
DeMarco Brown was part of six touchdowns and the Georgia School for the Deaf used a dominant second quarter to overtake the Tennessee School for the Deaf 60-42 on Saturday in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Chloe Purdy set an Armuchee girls school record with her first-place finish in the Rome All Area Championships at Georgia Highlands College on Saturday morning.
Rome High’s Jamious Griffin had a career night for the Wolves as the team maintained its spot at the top of the Region 7-5A standings and rolled to its 34th straight victory.
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.
SUMMERVILLE — The Chattooga Indians put on a show for their fans on homecoming night at Buddy Windle Field, rolling past the Model Blue Devils 41-8 on Friday.
Coosa quarterback Kenon Dixon rushed for four touchdowns and passed for three more to lead the Eagles to their second straight win Friday, keeping their hopes alive in the Region 7-AA standings.
The motto of the Coosa High School volleyball team this season is “We are one,” a nod to the team focusing on its own growth and not its outstanding goals or opponents.
On certain evenings during the week, the Rome High School cafeteria is filled with the sound of laughter but not hungry stomachs as the Rome Wolves football team enjoys a spaghetti supper.
In a rare move that was brought about by last week’s rain that poured across Floyd County, the top four softball teams in the Region 7-AA standings will move on to the Class AA state playoffs without a region tournament.
Homecoming in Cave Spring came with a win for the Georgia School for the Deaf football team on Saturday as the Tigers defeated The Carolinas Schools for the Deaf 44-22 at Van Cott Stadium.
Armuchee’s Chloe Purdy and Chaney Holder were the top finishers among local runners with Purdy leading her team to a top-10 finish Saturday at the 15th annual Darlington Cross Country Festival.
Darlington’s football team had the perfect remedy on Friday night for its first loss of the season — a come-from-behind win to defeat the top-rated school in the Class A Private Power Ratings.
Two Floyd County teams entered Model’s Woodard-Tuggle Stadium on Friday for a chance at staying atop the Region 7-AA standings. And Pepperell made its case pretty convincingly.
Desperate for their first Region 7-AA win, both Coosa and Armuchee fought tooth and nail Friday night in a grudge match at Eagle Stadium. But after three quarters of matching each other shot for shot, Coosa took flight.
It was a long night for the Unity Christian Lions as they fell short against visiting Praise Christian Academy 58-26 in a region matchup.
Weather delays here at the end of the regular season have sent Region 7-AA teams scrambling to play their final games and determine when they can start their region playoffs.
Despite a change in the classifications and the introduction of new areas for volleyball this season, Coosa and Armuchee still find themselves battling for a shot at area supremacy.
The value of experience and camaraderie is helping the Pepperell Lady Dragons feel a little more comfortable on the volleyball court this season, and they are hoping to convert that into meaningful wins as the area tournament draws near.
The Pepperell football team had a slow start to the season, but the Dragons have taken off, winning their last three games and holding a 2-0 record in Region 7-AA.
In a neighborly battle between Floyd County foes looking to turn around their season, it was the Model Blue Devils who came out on top on Friday night.
A string of Darlington penalties opened the door for Mt. Zion in the fourth quarter Friday night and the Tigers weren’t able to pin them back.
Jamious Griffin ran for 147 and two touchdowns to lead Rome High’s relentless ground game as the Wolves rolled to a 49-14 win over Cass at Barron Stadium on Friday night.
The Pepperell football team downed Region 7-AA foe Coosa behind the arm of sophomore quarterback Gage Moses on Friday night. Moses was 6 of 8 for 185 yards and three touchdowns in the 38-14 win in Lindale.
A final kick and a solid lead provided the foundation for a double Rome High victory Thursday at the annual City-County Cross Country Championships.
Rome High head football coach John Reid breaks his team’s schedule up into three sections, and the Wolves are gearing up to face the finale of part one.
The Pepperell softball team completed a season sweep of Region 7-AA opponent Chattooga on Thursday with a 5-2 win in Lindale. The Lady Dragons beat the Lady Indians 7-2 at Chattooga last Monday.
There has been frustration this season for the Darlington Lady Tigers, but head coach Matt Larry knows they aren’t ready to hang it up and have the ability to make the most of the last two weeks of the regular season.