Troup, Cartersville lead way in region

Published 9:29 am Thursday, October 12, 2017

By Kevin Eckleberry

LAGRANGE – Troup and Cartersville are leading the way.

With the Region 5-AAAA schedule approaching the halfway point, Troup and Cartersville are the front-runners, although there is still plenty of football still to be played.

Cartersville, which has won back-to-back state championships and is on a 37-game winning streak, is leading the region with a 3-0 record, while Troup is 2-0.

If those two teams keep winning, they’ll meet at Callaway Stadium on Nov. 3 for the region championship.

Troup still has three more games to play before it gets to Cartersville, including Friday’s showdown with LaGrange.

Troup then faces a critical road test at Cedartown before ending the regular season with home games against Central-Carroll and Cartersville.

Cedartown is 2-1 in the region, with its only loss coming to Cartersville, and it will be rested and ready for Troupnext week.

“They’ve got a bye week this week and they’re getting ready,” Glisson said. “And they’ll be sitting there at 6-1.”

Chapel Hill holds down the fourth spot in the region at 1-1, Central-Carroll is 1-2, and Sandy Creek (0-2) and LaGrange (0-3) are winless.


Overall record first, followed by region record:

Cartersville        7-0, 3-0

Troup                     6-0, 2-0

Cedartown         6-1, 2-1

Chapel Hill          4-2, 1-1

Central                  3-4, 1-2

Sandy Creek       3-3, 0-2

LaGrange             0-7, 0-3



Troup vs. LaGrange, 7:30 p.m.

Sandy Creek at Cartersville, 7:30 p.m.

Central-Carroll at Chapel Hill, 7:30 p.m.