We are getting down to the last few weeks in High School Football and the Playoff Push is starting to happen for some teams. All three Gordon County schools were on the road Friday night and they went 2-1 with combined records. Calhoun was too much for Adairsville as they won in dominating fashion 61-0 over the Tigers. The Jackets forced 6 turnovers on the night for Adairsville and scored at will! Gavin Gray and Zack Fuller had great stats for the Jackets and the starters were pulled by halftime. The 2nd and 3rd stringers got some playing time and contributed as well. The Jackets improved to 6-0 on the season and finally head back home Friday as they will host the winless Murray County Indians at the Reeve.
The Gordon Central Warriors won their first region game of the year as they defeated the Armuchee Indians 36-7 this past Friday night at Armuchee. The GC Offense opened it up with different formations and Nelson Gravitt split time at QB with Clayton Hogue. Gravitt threw for 2 touchdown passes and ran in for two as well. The Warriors defense shut down prolific passer Brayden Perry and was in his face all night long. The Warriors improve their record to 2-5 and if they win 2 of the next three games, they may sneak into the playoffs!
The Sonarville Phoenix played their best game of the season in a heartbreaking loss on the road Friday night in Haralson County. The Phoenix knew what was coming against the leading rusher in the state of Georgia, Treylon Sheppard. Sheppard piled up the yards against the Phoenix with 43 carries and 301 yards total on the evening. The Phoenix Offense was able to move the ball throughout the game and both teams ended regulation with a 20-20 tie. Tripp Morrison kicked a FG for the Phoenix on their first possession in OT to take a 23-20 lead. Treylon Shepperd scored the game winning TD for the Rebels on their next possession improving their record to 5-1 on the season. The Phoenix drop to 2-4 and go back home to host Adairsville Friday night. Haralson County will battle the North Murray Mountaineers in Chatsworth Friday night in a battle for the 2nd spot in Region 6AAA.
Other highlights in NWGA football include Rockmart dominating Pepperell in Lindale Friday night, Coosa getting their 2nd region win over Dade County, and Chattooga defeating Model. All Region 7AA teams are off Friday because of Fall Break. The push for the playoffs resumes next Friday.