We are halfway through the High School Football season and this is the time of year when teams make that final push for the playoffs or start to fade way as the hot summer days turn to cool autumn nights. We will start off in Region 6AAA where the Sonoraville Phoenix hosted the Ringgold Tigers in an important region game for both teams. The teams played to a 7-7 tie in the first half and then Ringgold pulled away in the 2nd half to win 28-7. The Phoenix turned the ball over 4 times including 3 interceptions in the 2nd half that contributed to Ringgold scoring points. For the Phoenix to get into the playoffs, they will probably need to win out and their schedule does not get any easier. They go on the road to play surprising Haralson County and their hoss RB Treylon Shepperd Friday night. Calhoun was off but still hold onto first place in the region. Their road trip continues Friday night as the play the rival Adairsville Tigers. Adairsville is coming off a huge region win by knocking off the upstart LFO Warriors in LFO Friday night, 13-12. The Tigers Playoff hopes stay very much alive. Calhoun is still king of the region and I don't see them giving up the region this year. North Murray will be your 2nd place team. I think Haralson is number 3 and the last spot in the region for playoffs could be between Adairsville and LFO.
In Region 7AA, Rockmart showed its supremacy by annihilating Chattooga Friday night 56-0. They will win the region outright and may have something to say about the state title come December. The Gordon Central Warriors lost another heartbreaker at home, 13-12 in region play to Dade County Friday night. Missed extra points was the difference again in a must win for the Warriors to get a playoff spot. Coosa got its first win of the year by defeating Armuchee 51-29. The game was close untill the 2nd half when the Eagles broke it wide open. Peperell showed its might over Model beating them 41-7. Region 7AA Matchups for Friday include:
Other observations from Friday night include Rome continuing to roll, Cartersville wins, Christian Heritage suffered its first loss of the season against Darlington, and Lafayette almost came back and defeated Heritage. Looking forward to some more great football this Friday night!