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No. 1 Rockmart Collides With Second Ranked Callaway Tonight

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No hype is necessary. That will be the case tonight as No. 1-ranked Rockmart compares notes and game plans with No. 2-ranked Callaway in the Class AA state football semifinals. Bad intentions are expected in the 7:30 p.m. kickoff in Rockmart. “We’re going to need four quarters of Callaway football. We need to hit them in the mouth. Rockmart is ...

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Troup, Blessed Trinity Hook Up In Class AAAA State Semifinals

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Tanner Glisson takes nothing for granted, especially good tidings of the football kind. So what has the Troup High head coach done for the Tigers lately? Glisson has propelled Troup High to a 12-1 record and a berth in the Class AAAA state football semifinals against Blessed Trinity. The Tigers and Titans will square off tonight at 7:30 in Roswell. ...

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Cavaliers Roll Past Washington County to Advance to the Class AA State Semifinals

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The Callaway High Cavaliers fought their way to a commanding 35-20 victory over the Washington County Golden Hawks Friday to earn a spot in the Class AA semifinals. It’s the Cavaliers’ third semifinal appearance in five years, and the Cavaliers now have another chance of appearing in their first state-title game. It was slow going for the Cavaliers in the ...

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Cavaliers Crush Defending State Champions to Advance to State Playoff Quarterfinals

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Callaway’s 31-13 Friday night defeat of the defending Class AA state champions is a surprise the team saw coming. “We’re going to do better next week,” running back Tank Bigsby could be heard saying on the sidelines after Callaway’s hard-fought 27-14 victory over Elbert County in the first round of the playoffs. With a whopping four touchdown runs against Hapeville ...

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Troup Overpowers Pickens to Advance to Third Round of State Playoffs

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The Tigers on Friday earned an impressive victory as they took down the previously-undefeated Pickens Dragons 53-14. Troup showed their might on both sides of the ball, as the Tigers kept an explosive Dragons offense in check all night. Dual-threat quarterback Kobe Hudson kept the Dragons defense off balance with strong passing and rushing attacks. The junior quarterback recorded five ...

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Sea Turtles Discuss Their National Title Game Appearance

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LaGrange High Coach Shane Pulliam’s 3×3 Sea Turtles Soccer team will be heading to compete in a national tournament in Memphis, Tennessee, on November 24. Their tournament invitation comes after the Sea Turtles dominated in their inaugural season, taking down Atlanta United and other great teams in out-of-area games. Troup County News had the opportunity to speak with the six ...

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Sea Turtles Soccer Releases Intro Video ahead of National Title Appearance

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They’re not your average Sea Turtles. “Most turtles are found in the sea,” they say in the opening of their national championship introduction video. “But we’re not normal sea turtles.” “We play on a sea of green grass.” The fifty-seven-second video, made by Mr. Evans at LaGrange High, introduces viewers to the members of the Sea Turtles’ national title team. ...

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Callaway High Fishing Team Hosts First-Ever Benefit Tournament

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The Callaway High and Middle School fishing teams hosted their first-ever benefit tournament Saturday, November 10 at Highland Pines Marina & Resort in LaGrange. The tournament boasted a strong turnout of twenty-seven boats despite chillingly-cold weather. Boats blasted off at safelight at 6:30 AM, and all participants returned for weigh-in at 3:00 PM to showcase their hauls. Participants made solid ...

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