Apparently the Tigers and Cavaliers have some staying power.
Troup High and the Callaway Cavaliers are once again in the upper half of this week’s Georgia high school state football polls. Although losing to No. 1ranked Cartersville, 52-13 last Friday, the Troup High Tigers are still ranked in the Top 10 in Class AAAA. In the latest football rankings, Troup is the No. 7 team in the MaxPreps State Poll. The Tigers are also ranked 10th in the state in the Georgia Public Broadcasting Poll. Troup High and coach Tanner Glisson have a record of 8-2 as they get ready for tonight’s state playoff road game at Heritage in Ringgold (near Chattanooga).
That game will begin at 7:30 p.m. with the mountains in the background. As for the Class AAAA state rankings, Cartersville (10-0), Burke County (100), Atlanta Marist (10-0) and the Ridgeland Panthers from Rossville (100) are the top four teams in the GPB State Poll.
In the MaxPreps Rankings, Cartersville is No. 1, the Marist War Eagles are No. 2, Ridgeland is third and the Burke County Bears are No. 4. The Cedartown Bulldogs, 9-1 on the season, are the fifth-ranked team in the state in AAAA.
Callaway High from Hogansville is hanging round in the state polls, too. The Cavaliers have a 9-1 record and are ranked ninth in the Class AA MaxPreps State Poll. Callaway High also garnered enough votes to be ranked 10th in the state in the GPB Poll.
The top four football teams in the GPB Class AA Rankings include Savannah Benedictine (100), Screven County (9-0), Atlanta Hapeville Charter (9-1) and the Rabun County Wildcats (10-0).
From a different point of view, MaxPreps’ top five teams in Class AA consist of the Benedictine Cadets, Thomasville (10-0), the Brooks County Trojans (81), Hapeville Charter and Rabun County. Just four octaves down from that are the ninth-ranked Callaway Cavaliers. They are always in the hunt.
The Cavaliers and senior quarterback Kedrick Ramsey beat Columbus Jordan, 4212 last Thursday night in LaGrange. Callaway High will begin the state playoffs tonight with a home contest against Atlanta Douglass (7-3). That first-round matchup is set for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.
The Callaway Cavaliers made it as far as the state semifinals last season.