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The game got off to a bit of a slow start on Friday as Darlington and Heritage’s defense turned away the opposing offenses for much of the first half. But once the Tigers got going, they weren’t going to be stopped as they ran away in the final quarter for a 28-7 victory over the visiting Generals.

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Armuchee faced some tough stretches during Thursday’s home match against Cherokee County (Ala.), but each time the Lady Indians faced adversity, they dug deep to put together a run that resulted in a three-set victory.

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There has been a lot of great football talent developed locally from the youth ranks all the way up through high school in recent years, and that is nowhere more evident than on the fields across the country on any given Saturday in the fall.

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Coosa was looking to earn an improbable region win on their home field on Tuesday against 7-AA leader Dade County. Unfortunately, solid play offensively and defensively by the Lady Wolverines and some self-inflicted wounds by the Lady Eagles equaled out to a convincing victory for the visitors.

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Pepperell has had a tough start to the region schedule, losing three games by a total of six runs, including two one-run losses. On Monday, their offense wasn’t going to take any chances with close scores.

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Barron Stadium featured a much-anticipated matchup between state-ranked teams on Friday night, but it was Class 7A Collins Hill that left the proceedings with their undefeated record still intact and the Rome Wolves suffering their first loss but eager to fix their mistakes to get ready for …

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The Darlington Tigers avenged 2020’s close loss to Region 5-AA opponent Heard County by returning the favor in dominant fashion at Chris Hunter Stadium on Friday night. With the 20-7 victory, the Tigers moved to 2-1 on the season, and Darlington head coach Tommy Atha said he could not have b…

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The Coosa Eagles fell behind the 8-ball early and could never recover, falling at home to the Pickens Dragons 34-10 Friday. Coosa drops to 0-3 on the 2021 season.

Darlington suffered a tough loss in their season opener last week so they were definitely ready to get back on the field and let their frustration out on another opponent. That opponent was St. Francis on Friday night, and the Tigers definitely played like a team that didn't want to stay winless.

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The Pepperell Dragons traveled to Bremen on Friday to take on the Blue Devils, looking to start momentum heading into the bulk of the season, but they were unsuccessful, with Bremen handing them their third loss to open the schedule in heartbreaking fashion, with the final sore being 39-32.

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Fresh off a home win against LaFayette last week, the Model Blue Devils hit the road on Friday night for their first away game of the season at Trion. Trion’s decisive victory on the lines of scrimmage for most of the night propelled the Bulldogs to a 28-7 win.

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Armuchee’s 2021 football season was put on hold a week due to the cancellation of last week’s game, but that just motivated the Indians even more to perform well, winning their first game of the season against Towns County 31-14 Friday at Armuchee High School.

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The Model Blue Devils avenged last week’s opening loss to Sonoraville by taking down visiting Region 6-AAA foe LaFayette (0-1) 10-6 on Friday. In a game that saw a lightning delay, numerous momentum changes and gritty, physical play, it was ultimately the Model defense that shined the bright…

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ROCKMART — It took one good possession Friday for the Rome High Wolves to get their legs under them. Then it was one good quarter to square away a win to open the 2021 season.

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The Model Blue Devils opened the 2021 season on Friday night with a home game against Region 6-AAA foe Sonoraville. A young Blue Devils squad found themselves outmatched in the opener, as they fell to the visiting Phoenix 21-0.

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Every year, high school players from around the country deal with the likelihood of their coaches getting fired, retiring, or leaving for better opportunities at a bigger school.

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