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Panthers set for opener

It’s game week for the LaGrange College football team, and the Panthers will make their season debut against a familiar opponent.For the seventh straight year, LaGrange College and Birmingham-Southern will open their season against each other, and this year’s game will be played in Birmingham, with kickoff set for 7 p.m. on Saturday.Birmingham-Southern leads the all-time series 4-2, and it has won the past four meetings.LaGrange College is heading ...

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Champs too much for Cougars

The Lafayette Christian School Cougars met their match.Taking on a Holy Ground team that won the Independent Christian Schools of Georgia and Alabama championship a year ago, the Cougars ended up the short end of a 48-14 score.“We didn’t come out particularly sharp,” Lafayette Christian head coach Nick Nehring said.Holy Ground built a 22-0 lead before Lafayette Christian got on the board with a scoring pass from Matt Brown to Eli Sheppard....

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Cavaliers hope to bounce back

The Callaway Cavaliers haven’t lost consecutive games since the first two games of the 2011 season.The Cavaliers are hoping that doesn’t change this week.Callaway, which lost to B.E.S.T. Academy 14-7 last week, will host the rival Heard County Braves on Friday.LaGrange and Troup, meanwhile, will both be on the road Friday night.LaGrange, which fell to 0-2 with last week’s loss to Troup, will visit Spalding County.Troup, ...

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Rough first half for Grangers

It wasn’t a bad start for the LaGrange Grangers.Although they didn’t score on their opening possession, they picked up a few first downs and showed some nice balance.There were a couple of long runs, and quarterback Amad Ogletree completed a pair of passes.The Grangers ended up punting, but they’d shown they could move the ball.When the Grangers got the ball a second time, they were hoping to get on the move again, and hopefully pu...

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Explosive opener for Tigers

It started with a turnover.The LaGrange Grangers began their second possession of Friday’s game from their own 14-yard line, and on second down, Austin Carter came up with an interception, giving the Troup Tigers the ball at the 18-yard line in a scoreless game.It took the Tigers four plays to score, and they were off and running.Troup ended up scoring touchdowns on its final five possessions of the first half.By the time the players headed to...

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Callaway stumbles on road

ATLANTA - The Callaway Cavaliers were pushed to the limit by B.E.S.T. Academy a year ago before hanging on for a 28-18 victory at Callaway Stadium.On Friday, those two teams squared off again, this time at Grady Stadum in Atlanta.Once again it was a hard-fought, competitive game, and this time it was B.E.S.T. Academy getting the upper-hand.B.E.S.T. scored a touchdown with less than 30 seconds remaining in the game to secure the 14-7 victory.Callaway...

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It was Troup’s night to shine

Now that’s how you start a season.The Troup Tigers soared to a 36-0 halftime lead, and they rolled to a 36-14 victory before a packed house at Callaway Stadium on Friday.While Troup got its season off to a rousing start, LaGrange fell to 0-2 after last week’s overtime loss to Callaway.While there were plenty of smiles after the game for Troup, the team suffered a big loss in the fourth quarter when running back Dre Towns went down with a serious le...

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Red-hot Lady Tigers win again

ATLANTA - Make it six in a row.The Troup Lady Tigers put six runs on the board in the top of the eighth inning to claim a 10-4 Region 5-AAAA road win over Woodward Academy on Thursday.The Lady Tigers have not only won six in a row to improve to 6-2, but they’re in first place in the region with a 3-0 record.“I felt it was so fun to watch,” Troup head coach Blair Shimandle said. “We were talking about it the whole way home how excited we...

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Big inning powers LaGrange

The hits just kept on coming.The LaGrange High softball team was already sporting a 5-2 lead over Shaw when it came to the plate in the bottom of the fourth inning.By the time the Lady Grangers were done hitting in the inning, they had a 10-run lead.After Shaw failed to score in the top of the fifth, the game ended because of the run rule, and LaGrange had a 12-2 victory.LaGrange (5-2 overall) improved to 2-1 in Region 1-AAAAA, and it bounced back n...

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LaGrange, Troup renew rivalry

It’s been more than a decade since LaGrange and Troup played this early in the season.In 2003, the county rivals met in the season opener, and Troup won 24-21.Beginning in 2004, Troup and LaGrange were in the same region, and for 10 straight years, they either played in the final game of the regular season, or late in the season.That will change today.Since the teams are no longer in the same region, or the same classification for that matter,...

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Defense stands tall for Callaway

The Callaway Cavaliers scored the final three times they touched the ball to beat LaGrange on opening night.The Cavaliers were trailing 14-0 in the fourth quarter, but they scored twice to tie it at the end of regulation, and they added another touchdown in overtime to win 20-14.The performance of the offense was a big part of the story.The Cavaliers would not have been able to win the game if not for some huge plays by the defense, though.A defense...

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