Grangers are Built for Success, Unbeaten LaGrange is ranked 9th
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week in the Georgia Public Broadcasting Class AAAA football poll.
The boys from the hill are earning kudos and wins with sophomore tight end Parker Shattuck, senior wide receiver Tristan Smith, junior running back A.J. Tucker and senior defensive tackle Marquavious Thornton (6foot-2, 300 pounds).
LaGrange High will take on the 3rd-ranked Carver Tigers tonight at Memorial Stadium in Columbus. The kickou is slated for 7:30 p.m.
Columbus Carver is 4-1 on the year. The Troup High Tigers, also a member of Region 2-AAAA, are very much like Carver.
Troup High is every bit the region contender that Carver and LaGrange High are. Coach Tanner Glisson’s Troup Tigers have come a long way this season with a 4-1 overall record and a 3-0 region mark.
Troup High has scored 130 points in its last three games, all THS region wins over Columbus Hardaway, Spencer and the Columbus High Blue Devils.
The oncoming Tigers from Troup High will resume region play with a home contest against Columbus Kendrick tonight at 7:30 in Callaway Stadium.
Troup High will take its balanced ouense into the region skirmish with senior Tyson Duncan at quarterback, sophomore T.J. Mitchell at running back and senior Dwartney Wortham at wide receiver.
Duncan is playing the best football of his high school career. He has passed for 513 yards and rushed for 360. He makes good decisions, and Duncan is elusive.
Wortham is a big play Tiger, too. He is averaging 17 yards per catch. Wortham has 19 receptions for 338 yards and three touchdowns this season.
Troup High sophomore tailback Javari Fannin is a gamer as well. Fannin has a never-ending motor. The Troup High running back changes directions well.
And he does not go down on the first contact. Fannin has bulldozed for 397 yards on 85 carries. He has six touchdowns on the season.
Fannin and Troup High are ranked 18th in the state in Class AAAA. Callaway High is bringing its lunch pail to work, too.
The Cavaliers are ranked fourth in the state in Class AA. Callaway High has a 4-1 record with no game on tap for this Friday evening.
Next Friday the Cavaliers will host the Haralson County Rebels at 7:30 p.m. at Callaway Stadium in La- Grange. Callaway High is making a push this fall with senior linebacker and running back Kier Jackson, senior wide receiver Andrew Locke, sophomore quarterback DeShun Coleman, senior place kicker Blake Eubanks and senior ouen sive tackle Kamez Hopson (6-foot-2, 250 pounds).
The LaGrange High defense makes another hard-core tackle against Columbus Kendrick earlier this season. The LaGrange High Grangers, with a 5-0 record, are ranked ninth in the state in the Class AAAA football poll.