LaGrange Grangers Troup Tigers
High school football returns for the 2018 season in August with initial scrimmage games kicking off in less than a month. All three public high schools in Troup County have put together an important summer off-season. The upcoming fall season poses unique challenges for each team and looks to have important ramifications in each of their programs moving forward.
This is most notably true with LaGrange High School. With the Grangers coming off a winless 2017 season, the Grangers’ performance in the fall gauges just how far the program has come under new Head Coach Chuck Gibbs. Under Gibbs, the Grangers have already snapped a multi-season losing streak by tying 14- 14 against Manchester in their May spring game. Continued—and possibly even radical—improvement is needed for the Grangers to restore honor to their football program’s image.
While the 2018 season isn’t as make-or-break for either Troup or Callaway, both schools have important tests. Troup looks to continue its athletic dominance over rival LaGrange but first must make it past powerhouse Callaway. The Cavaliers are returning to the field without seventeen seniors from previous years’ teams and seek to continue the program’s staggering success in recent years.
The schedule for each school can be found above.
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