Sports

Chattooga running back LaShaun Lester proved to be too much for the visiting Coosa Eagles to handle as the Indians came away with a 25-6 win in Summerville. Chattooga has now won three straight and five of the last six against the Eagles.

The Uinty Christian Lions remain undefeated after a 58-0 shutout win over the Johnson Ferry Christian Saints Friday at Grizzard Park. Unity Christian now stands alone as the only unbeaten atop Region 1-AA of the Georgia Association of Private and Parochial Schools (GAPPS).

The Pepperell Lady Dragons have been eliminated from the 2020 Class AA softball state playoffs after being swept by defending state champion Banks County Leopards Thursday at Banks County High School. Pepperell reached the Sweet 16 for the second time in school history.

We are closing in on the end of October, and with colder temperatures maybe on the horizon, it’s time to bundle up and read all about Floyd County’s football teams taking the field this week. Coosa and Pepperell head out on the road, while Darlington, Model, Rome and Unity all host region op…

After qualifying for the state playoffs for the first time since 2008, the Coosa Lady Eagles faced one of the top teams in Class AA, the Lovett Lady Lions in Atlanta.

The Armuchee Lady Indians and the Model Lady Devils are off to the playoffs after securing the No. 2 and 3 seeds, respectively, from the Area 6-A/AA Public Volleyball Tournament last Saturday. Armuchee hosted the tournament at its two gymnasiums for the first time ever.

In a statement from Floyd County Schools (FCS), the Armuchee Indians’ game against B.E.S.T. Academy scheduled for this coming Friday has been canceled. The reason given for the cancellation was due to “members of the AHS football team being quarantined because of direct exposure to COVID-19.”

The Pepperell Dragons will have to wait three days to play the Gordon Central Warriors. In a social media post by Floyd County Schools, it announced the contest will now be played on Monday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m.

With great football weather serving as the backdrop for the matchup of Region 7-AA’s top 2 teams, the Fannin County Rebels defeated the Pepperell Dragons 36-23 behind a big game from senior quarterback Luke Holloway.

The Rome Wolves (3-3, 2-1 Region 5-AAAAAA) scored touchdowns on their opening drives of both halves and consistently won the battle at the line of scrimmage — on both sides of the ball — during a 24-8 victory at Dalton Friday.

AP

ARLINGTON, Texas — Clayton Kershaw was scratched Tuesday from his start for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of the NL Championship Series due to back spasms, though manager Dave Roberts said the likelihood is very good their ace lefty will pitch in the series.

The Pepperell Lady Dragons (13-5, 8-3 Region 7-AA) are on a losing streak for the first time in 2020 after falling to the Chattooga Lady Indians (13-3, 7-2 Region 7-AA) 5-3 Monday in Summerville. The teams split their regular-season matchups, with each team winning their respective home game.

The Pepperell Dragon Mites traveled to Ringgold to take on a tough Catoosa Cannons, coming away with a 22-0 shutout victory. This was the team’s second game playing in the Gordon County Recreation League.

CARROLLTON — Carrollton freshman running back Bryce Hicks rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns in the second half and the Trojans defense made big plays all night, propelling Carrollton to a 34-12 victory over the Rome Wolves on a rainy Friday night in Region 5-AAAAAA action.

Thanks to a steady ground game, a timely defensive touchdown, and stellar special teams play, the Coosa Eagles were able to pull out a tight 23-15 win over the Lakeview Academy Lions in the driving rain on Homecoming Night.

The Pepperell Dragons opened up Region 7-AA competition 1-0 after taking down Dade County 41-14 on homecoming in Lindale. It is Pepperell’s fifth-straight victory over the Wolverines from Trenton.

Darlington’s Middle School Cross County teams added some additional hardware to the trophy case after winning their respective area championships at Model High School on Thursday. The Tigers faced Armuchee, Ashworth, Coosa, host Model and Pepperell.

Welcome to Week Six. Another Friday night of action is here as four teams host within Floyd County. Rome travels to face emerging-rival Carrollton as Pepperell opens Region 7-AA play. Armuchee, Coosa and Darlington all host at their respective home fields.

AP

Ian Anderson becoming the Braves' best postseason starter was unthinkable in February. Or even July, when MLB returned from the virus-induced hiatus with a 60-game schedule and expanded postseason.

The streak lasted 11 games over the course of 53 days. During that time, the Pepperell Lady Dragons became a leading contender of a competitive Region 7-AA with no region losses.

The Pepperell Dragons Mites, Floyd County’s lone representative playing in the Gordon County Recreation Deptartment football league, defeated the Woodland Wildcats 28-0 on Monday.

We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!