The High School Football regular season is starting to wind down in our area and the final push for the playoffs will be happening for several teams. It was a light schedule of football as Region 7AA enjoyed Friday off. Calhoun had their starters already on the bench before halftime as they made quick work of the lowly Murray County Indians beating them 56-0. Zack Fuller, Gavin Gray, and the Calhoun offense fired on all cylinders and put the game away quick. It was the first home game at the Reeve in over a month! Calhoun travels to play Coahulla Creek Friday night in another 6AAA region match up. Sonoraville and Adairsville tangled up in region match up this past Friday night and the Phoenix held off Adairsville to win 14-10. The Phoenix jumped out to an early 14-0 lead with touchdowns from Blade Bryant and Colton Richards. The Phoenix defense stopped the Tigers comeback in the 2nd half and sealed the victory. Sonoraville keeps its playoff chances alive and has a tough road game against LFO Friday night. The game of the night in the region may have been Haralson County against North Murray. Both teams were fighting for a top spot in the region and Haralson was able to get a road victory 24-22 over the Mountaineers. Treylon Shepperd kept his record setting pace for rush yards as he ran for a career high 412 yards on the night. He his on pace to have the Georgia state record for rushing yards by end of the season. The Rebels improve to 6-1 on the season, their best record since 2007
Rome and Cartersville both won Friday night as well. Rome had no problem with East Paulding, but Cartersvillle struggled with Sandy Creek only winning 7-0. Rome travels to play Hiram Friday night and Cartersville will be at Chapel Hill for a region matchup. LaFayette's playoff dreams were crushed by Ridgeland Friday night with a 69-7 drubbing. Darlington secured a big time win over Trion and Christian Heritage stopped their losing skid by defeating Bowdon,
This Friday night, Region 7AA sets up some important matchups in the region. Gordon Central hosts Model in a major region game that both teams need to win to have a shot at the post season. Rockmart travels to play Coosa as the Eagles have won 2 straight region games. Dade County will be in Lindale at Pepperell Friday night while Armuchee will travel to play the Chattooga Indians. All games scheduled for 7:30 pm kickoffs. Go out and support local athletics!