It was a championship day for a pair of LaGrange High runners.Sam Bowie and Alaina Tomlinson each raced to individual titles in the Region 1-AAAAA meet that was held at Kinnett Stadium in Columbus on Wednesday.
Better late than never.Dy Dunlap has participated in spring practice before with the LaGrange High football team, but before this season, he'd never made it through to the fall.
It was an invitation he was happy to accept.
It's an important game, arguably the biggest of the regular season, but the LaGrange Grangers aren't doing anything differently this week.
It's as straight-forward a scenario as a team can face.If the Troup Tigers beat Fayette County and Whitewater to close the regular season, they'll almost certainly make it to the state playoffs.
Talk about teams trending in a different direction.The Callaway Cavaliers have won all of their Region 5-AAA games, and they've yet to be tested, beating Cedartown, Rockmart and Pepperell in blowout fashion.
The Lafayette Christian School Cougars will be in the playoffs.The question is, will they be at home when the Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association state playoffs get under way on Nov. 14.
Trailing by a few touchdowns in the fourth quarter, the Troup Tigers needed a spark.In a Week 3 game against Harris County, the Tigers were staring at a 21-7 deficit as the fourth quarter began.
As the Region 5-AAA schedule got under way, it figured to be a two-team chase for the title.
The Shaw Raiders had no answer for LaGrange's running game Friday night.
The Callaway offense imposed its will on the Pepperell defense Friday night.
The Troup Tigers did so many things right Friday night.A balanced Troup offense produced nearly 400 yards of offense, and the defense limited the Carrollton Trojans to less than 300 yards.
LaGrange College's T.J. Bulock had himself quite a day.
The Troup Tigers are 0-3 in the region with two games to go, but their playoff hopes are still very much alive.Troup (3-5 overall) is winless in Region 5-AAAA heading into Friday's homecoming game against Fayette County.
A strength of Callaway's girls' cross-country team all season has been its depth, with five runners consistently putting up solid times.
Everything was stacked against the LaGrange College Panthers.
The LaGrange Grangers knew what was on the line, and they came out and delivered a knockout punch.
CARROLLTON - A resurgent Carrollton team handed the Troup Tigers a costly region loss Friday night.
ROME - Another region game, another blowout win.The Callaway Cavaliers overwhelmed Cedartown and Rockmart in their first two Region 5-AAA games, and it was more of the same Friday with a 41-7 road win at Pepperell.
They know what they have to do.The Troup Tigers (3-4 overall) have lost their first two Region 5-AAAA games, and they have three region games remaining.
When he came down with the ball in his hands, it was just a matter of turning on the jets and making sure he wasn't caught.
While the LaGrange Grangers are hoping it'll be a happy homecoming, the Callaway Cavaliers will be trying to keep the dragon quiet in Lindale.
The Central-Carroll Lions aren't just beating teams, they're overwhelming everyone they play with a suffocating defense and a high-scoring offense.
As the Callaway Cavaliers were preparing to leap into a new season, defensive coordinator Dusty Hubbard had a plan in place.
Everything is pointing toward a season-ending showdown between Callaway and Central-Carroll for the region championship.