CARROLLTON - They overcame nearly every obstacle placed in their path this season.The one road block the LaGrange Academy Warriors couldn't get past was the Trinity (Ala.) soccer team.
CEDARTOWN - Step one is in the books.The Callaway Cavaliers came into the season hopeful of capturing a third consecutive region championship.
COLUMBUS - They hung in there for awhile.Hoping to pull off a huge road win Friday night against Carver, the LaGrange Grangers took the lead early in the second quarter on a long scoring pass from Jatori Boykin to Laperion Perry.
It was anybody's game.When the LaGrange College Panthers scored on a fourth-down play in the third quarter, they found themselves trailing by just six points against visiting North Carolina Wesleyan.
With Terry Godwin delivering an electrifying performance at quarterback, the Callaway Cavaliers opened their Region 5-AAA schedule with a 37-21 road victory over Cedartown on Friday.
Callaway defensive coordinator Dusty Hubbard has coached a lot of special players over the years, and Jamal Bruce and KeShun Freeman are right at the top of that list.
After four games that weren't decided until the final play, the LaGrange College Panthers found themselves involved in a blowout last weekend against Maryville.
The match-ups are set.The softball teams from Callaway, LaGrange and Troup will all be on the road next week for the opening round of the state tournament.Teams will play best-of-three series beginning Wednesday.
Megan Lindsay's smile, her enthusiasm, her zest for life, her always sunny demeanor, it was all contagious.
The LaGrange Grangers are 2-0 in the region.If they're going to make it to 3-0 in Region 1-AAAAA, they'll have to beat one of the state's best football teams.
LaGrange High's softball team is headed to state.The Lady Grangers went 2-2 in the Region 1-AAAAA tournament in Columbus to finish fourth and secure a spot in the state playoffs.
Drew Connell doesn't know what's going to happen Friday night.The Troup Tigers are facing a Woodward Academy offense that is scoring nearly 40 points per game and has weapons all over the field.
It doesn't get any easier.The Troup Tigers played an extremely challenging non-region schedule, and they made it through those five games with a winning record.
After an impressive homecoming performance, the Lafayette Christian School Cougars will take a week off.The Cougars, who improved to 4-3 with last week's 55-6 win over Covington Academy, won't play this week.
It was a historic day at Lafayette Christian School, with a new cross-country course on campus playing host to its first ever high-school competition.
The first step is in the books.
The Troup Lady Tigers, after dropping Tuesday's region-tournament series to Woodward Academy, are headed to state as a number four seed.
He doesn't spend a whole lot of time on the sideline.During the 2013 season, Devin Powell was a starting offensive lineman for the Callaway Cavaliers, and he did his job well.
The Callaway Cavaliers will begin their quest for a three-peat this week.
ROCKMART - They're headed to state.The Callaway Lady Cavaliers, needing a victory over Pepperell in the Region 5-AAA softball tournament to secure a state berth, made it happen in dramatic fashion.
The first two plays netted almost nothing.After taking the opening kickoff in Friday's game against Columbus, LaGrange High tried two running plays, and they both went for one yard.
This afternoon in Rockmart, the Callaway Lady Cavaliers will play their biggest game of the season.Everything is on the line.
After taking a week off, the Callaway Cavaliers and Troup Tigers will get back at it this week.
The Maryville Scots, looking very much like a team capable of winning a second straight conference championship, scored the final 28 points on Saturday to hand the visiting LaGrange College Panthers a 48-17 loss.
They took care of business.