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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.
Rockmart’s graduating star pitcher had the potential for a big week with the 2020 MLB Draft, but made up his mind that he’ll be heading off to college instead of the major leagues.
As we inch towards another high school football season, Lawrence Morgan is preparing for his fourth year running the NwGaFootball Twitter page.
In a press release posted on Facebook on May 26, Bulldog football Head Coach Jamie Abrams announced that Cedartown’s feeder programs will be joining new leagues.
The world is still dealing with the COVID-19 crisis as May closes and June is beginning and — for the most part — we are still without sports.
Continuing our series from last week, there are plenty of old NFL games to rewatch if you’re suffering from the sport-sick blues.
Cedartown and Rockmart Middle Schools will both have to settle into new athletic conferences coming up after a re-organization of the Floyd County Athletic Association saw Polk School District’s two programs having to find a new home.
Cedartown and Rockmart’s football programs are trying to make the most of the hands they have been dealt this Spring Football season.
A letter, with a vintage photograph, arrived on my desk a few days ago from, perhaps, the most unforgettable character to come through Georgia in the football troubled fifties when little was right with the world until the decade was about to slide into a forgettable past.
Robin Hines, executive director of the Georgia High School Association, remains optimistic that student-athletes hoping to compete in the fall will have an uninterrupted schedule.
Rockmart will be looking for a new baseball coach for next spring and are taking applications after the resignation of Head Coach Kenny Yanzetich, who is moving onto a Claxton High School job as Assistant Athletic Director and as a Middle School Football coach.
The word unfair doesn’t begin to describe what seniors across the county who were set to celebrate their final year in spring sports are experiencing right now.
Brayden Cole is all business when it comes to baseball, as he has shown time and again with the Rockmart Yellow Jackets through the work and determination he’s put in over the past four years.
Nothing in this world seems to be able to stop a showdown between Cedartown and Rockmart on any playing field, and baseball was no different on Saturday afternoon when the Jackets took a 3-0 win at home before the season was halted.