We are counting down to the final weeks of the regular seaon in High School Football! Some teams clinched playoff spots Friday night while others saw their chances dimmer. Calhoun imposed their will on Coahulla Creek Friday night in Varnell and won going away 56-13. Both Gavin Gray and Zack Fuller had great performances on the night for the Yellow Jackets. The Jackets improved to 8-0 on the season and clinched a playoff spot. Calhoun has a chance at History Friday night as they host the surprising Haralson Rebels (7-1) for Senior Night. If Calhoun wins and LFO loses to North Murray Friday night, Calhoun will clinch its historic 18th straight region title. Gordon Central kept its post season chances alive with a big win over Model 36-26. It was GC's 2nd straight region win. Touchdowns on the night from Nelson Gravitt, Jordan Jacques, and Alec Morris helped the Warriors push ahead in the 2nd half. This sets up a match up for the #4 seed in the playoffs from Region 7AA in two weeks against Coosa at Ratner. The Warriors have a monumental task this Friday as they will travel to play one of the best teams in the state of Georgia in AA football right now, the Rockmart Yellow Jackets.
Sonoraville's playoff hopes pretty much vanished Friday night as they were defeated by LFO on the road 33-14. The Phoenix could not stop the rushing attack from the Warriors and got behind early and was not able to recover. Also Coach Denver Pate was not able to coach the team after an altercation in the previous weeks game against Adairsville with an official. The loss drop the Phoenix to 3-5 on the season pretty much ending any chance of postseason. Sonoraville heads back for Homecoming as they host Coahulla Creek Friday night.
Other highlights in the area include Haralson beating Ringgold 30-14 with another 300 yard rushing performance from Treylon Shepperd as he inches closer to the state record. Rome clinched another region title in 7AAAAA by defeating Hiram 56-0. Pickens High School won its first ever region title Friday night in 6AAAA by defeating Ridgeland 31-21. More Great High School Football in store for this area Friday Night in NWGA!