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Troup heading to new region

By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY

Daily News

After playing in one of the state’s most challenging regions for the past four seasons, the Troup Tigers will have a change of scenery this fall.

From 2015 to 2019, Troup played in Region 5-AAAA along with state powerhouses Cartersville and Sandy Creek as well as a host of other quality teams.

Beginning with the 2020 season, Troup will be one of nine teams in Region 2-AAAA, with the top four teams qualifying for the state playoffs.

After non-region games against Harris County and Callaway, Troup will begin its eight-game region schedule on Sept. 11 against Hardaway.

The Tigers, despite the difficulty of playing in Region 5-AAAA, made the state playoffs the past four seasons, and they finished second in the region in 2016 and 2018.

The only teams from Region 5-AAAA making the transition to Region 2-AAAA are Troup and LaGrange, and they’ll be joined by Hardaway, Spencer, Columbus, Kendrick, Shaw, Carver and Jordan.

Here is Troup’s 2020 schedule:

Aug. 14 – Heard County at Troup (preseason game)

Aug. 21 – Troup at Harris County

Aug. 28 – Callaway at Troup

Sept. 4 – Bye week

Sept. 11 – Hardaway at Troup

Sept. 18 – Spencer at Troup

Sept. 24 – Troup at Columbus (Kinnett Stadium)

Oct. 1 – Troup at Kendrick (Memorial Stadium)

Oct. 9 – Shaw at Troup

Oct. 16 – Troup at Carver (Memorial Stadium)

Oct. 30 – LaGrange at Troup

Nov. 6 – Troup at Jordan