It has been a difficult few weeks for the LaGrange College Panthers.After starting the season 3-1, the Panthers have lost back-to-back games, and they've also been hit hard by injuries.
They made it look easy.The Callaway Cavaliers gave the fans a show on homecoming night, overwhelming the Rockmart Yellow Jackets 51-14.
With those who have played such a big part in his life looking on, Callaway High's Terry Godwin was presented with a very special jersey Friday afternoon.
They had a chance.With less than five minutes remaining in Thursday night's showdown with Sandy Creek, the Troup Tigers had the ball trailing by three points.
It was the narrowest of margins.When the final results had been tabulated at the county cross-country championship on Thursday at Troup High, one tiny point separated the girls' teams from Callaway and LaGrange.
ATLANTA - The season came to a close for the Troup High softball team, which lost a doubleheader to Marist on Thursday in the first round of the Class AAAA state tournament.
The Callaway Cavaliers haven't lost a region game since the 2011 season.They're hoping that streak will still be intact by the time tonight's game against the Rockmart Yellow Jackets comes to a close.
The Troup Tigers knew the road to the state playoffs wouldn't be an easy one.The region Troup plays in has been referred to as the SEC West of high-school football, and that's a pretty good analogy.
As the Troup Tigers prepared for the 2012 season, first-year head coach Lynn Kendall was looking for a quarterback.The man he ultimately tasked for the job was an untested sophomore named Will Smith.
The season came to a close for the Callaway and LaGrange High softball teams on Wednesday.Callaway fell to Calhoun in the first round of the Class AAA playoffs, while LaGrange lost to Greenbrier in the Class AAAAA tournament.
They're hoping it's a happy homecoming.
Finding a way to get the ball into Terry Godwin's hands is a weekly challenge for Callaway offensive coordinator Matt Napier.
LaGrange High's Sam Bowie delivered another terrific performance to lead his team during the Asics Cross Country Invitational on Saturday in Douglasville.
Facing a field that included many of the top NCAA Division III golf teams in the country, the LaGrange College Panthers held their own.
It's her final go-around.LaGrange High's Makenzie Traylor has enjoyed plenty of success during her time on the softball team, and she's preparing for her fourth trip to the state playoffs.
It's a big-time challenge.
The Troup Lady Tigers have made it to the state softball playoffs for the first time since the 2009 season, and that's a noteworthy accomplishment.
COLLEGE PARK - The Troup Tigers have been a terrific second-half team this season, but the final two quarters did not go their way on Friday against Woodward Academy.
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.