A complete team effort secured Cedartown’s first victory of the 2020 campaign on Friday night as the Bulldogs downed New Manchester 24-0 in Douglasville.
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In his first game coaching on Doc Ayers Field, first-year Cedartown head football coach Jamie Abrams came away with some good things to say about his team.
Despite having multiple races canceled early in the season, Cedartown’s cross country squads have been able to enjoy success in two events so far.
Fans in attendance are usually in for a treat whenever Cedartown and Rockmart square off, regardless of the sport. The same logic applied for Saturday’s softball game at Cedartown High School.
In last week’s matchups with the no. 1 team in the state, Heritage-Catoosa, the Cedartown softball team walked away with one blowout loss and two heartbreaking finishes.
A pair of touchdowns in the second quarter — one on defense — built the Rockmart charge that lasted for the rest of the game as the Yellow Jackets held on for a 21-10 win over cross-county rival Cedartown on Friday night.
It is never an easy task taking over an athletic program, but Cedartown volleyball head coach John Sheffield has led the Lady Bulldogs to a 5-4 record through the first month of the season.
Cedartown’s offense has taken a big step forward in the past two weeks. The Lady Bulldogs, who mustered only a handful of four-baggers in the first couple weeks of the season, have now hit eight home runs since Aug. 25.
The trials and setbacks faced by many high school sports programs in the nation this year are just some of what the Rockmart High School softball team has had to endure as they work to continue on this season.
ROME — Rockmart fans were given a cure for their worries and waiting for football season to finally come around again on Friday night.
The high school football season in Georgia officially kicks off this week with teams across the state getting their first chance at lining up against some new faces on the other side of the field.
In one week, the Rockmart High School volleyball players showed first-year head coach Geoff Sharpe that they have heart and confidence in facing tough tests.
Although the Cedartown High School softball team dropped its first region series of 2020, the Lady Bulldogs were still able to end a long-standing losing streak versus Central-Carroll.
Football fans returned to The Rock on Friday to not only get a glimpse of the 2020 Rockmart Yellow Jackets, but also to take another step towards returning to somewhat normal times during a year that has been anything but so far.
The first full week of regular season play for the Cedartown softball team had some close calls but finished with an unblemished record for the Lady Bulldogs.
Recently confirmed cases of COVID-19 are causing some shifts in both instructional and athletic procedures for some Polk School District students.
The Georgia High School Association reiterated on Thursday that the high school football regular season is still set to begin on Sept. 4. However, all pre-season scrimmages, which had been set for Aug. 21 and Aug. 28, have now been eliminated.
Health guidelines and the logistics of hosting two high school football games on the same evening have pushed Cedartown and Rockmart out of being a part of the well-known Corky Kell Classic to start the season.
According to multiple media reports, the Georgia High School Association has decided to delay the start of the 2020 football season by two weeks. The original start date was scheduled for Friday, Aug. 21, but will now be Friday, Sept. 4.
The Georgia High School Association recently released new rule modifications and special considerations regarding the upcoming softball and football seasons.
The Rockmart Yellow Jacket football team is preparing for year five under head coach Biff Parson. And despite the unusual circumstances of the 2020 preseason, Parson says that it has not been much different from previous years.
Head coach Dr. Richard Shortt and the Cedartown High School cross country runners are racing towards having a successful 2020 season. As Shortt said, not even a pandemic could hold them back.
Though football has led him hundreds of miles away from his hometown, Roshmel Young has found himself back in Northwest Georgia. To hear Young tell it, he didn’t want it any other way.
Hopes for some version of Rome Braves baseball in 2020 were put to rest last Tuesday as the team put out a press release officially announcing there will be no games this year as Minor League Baseball has canceled the season.
On June 23, the Georgia High School Association approved the use of a shot clock in high school basketball, bringing prep hoops in the state a bit closer to college and professional level rules.
Summer officially began Saturday, but for softball teams around the state it’s getting closer and closer to a new season of getting on the diamond again.
As high school athletes and coaches are learning how to adjust to life during a pandemic, following health and safety precautions are becoming more and more important.
The good news? Athletes, band members and more are finally getting a chance to return to the Cedartown and Rockmart High School campuses to begin their conditioning programs for the 2020 fall seasons.