Troup fighting for position
Published 1:31 pm Friday, October 27, 2017
By Kevin Eckleberry
LAGRANGE – With two weeks remaining in the regular season, there’s still a lot still to be determined in Region 5-AAAA.
The only thing that’s been decided for sure is that LaGrange, which is 0-5 in the region, won’t be in the playoffs.
The region’s other six teams, including the Troup Tigers, still have a lot to play for in the next two weeks.
Four of those six teams will qualify for the state playoffs, while the other two will be the odd-men out.
Cartersville is leading the region with a 5-0 record, and it will finish the regular season against Troup on Nov. 3.
Cedartown and Troup are tied at 3-1 in the region, although Cedartown owns the tie-breaker advantage because of the head-to-head win.
Chapel Hill owns the fourth spot with a 2-2 record, and Central-Carroll and Sandy Creek are in fifth at 1-3.
Troup can secure a playoff spot with a win over Central-Carroll tonight on homecoming, and it still has a shot to finish first or second and earn a home playoff game.
If Troup wins today, it would finish no lower than third in the region.
Even Sandy Creek, which was blown out in each of its first three region games, has a chance to make the playoffs if it wins out.
Overall record first, followed by region record
Cartersville 9-0, 5-0
Cedartown 7-1, 3-1
Troup 7-1, 3-1
Chapel Hill 5-3, 2-2
Central 3-5, 1-3
Sandy Creek 4-4, 1-3
LaGrange 0-9, 0-5
THIS WEEK’S GAMES
Central-Carroll at Troup, 7:30 p.m.
LaGrange at Chapel Hill, 7:30 p.m.
Cedartown at Sandy Creek, 7:30 p.m.