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LaGrange heading to new region

It was tough going in Region 5-AAAA for the LaGrange Grangers.

The Grangers won their first game as a member of the region in 2016, but they’ve come up empty in every region game since then.

Since beating Central-Carroll 30-12 in September of 2016, LaGrange has lost 23 consecutive region games.

LaGrange is hoping life in a new region will bring some better results.

LaGrange will be a part of Region 2-AAAA that includes Troup as well as six teams from Columbus.

The Grangers will play eight region games, and their goal is to finish fourth or higher and earn a spot in the state playoffs.

LaGrange hasn’t qualified for the state playoffs since 2014 when it was third in Region 1-AAAAA.

Last season, LaGrange (2-8 overall) went 0-6 in the region for the third consecutive season.

After a preseason game at Harris County on Aug. 14, LaGrange will play Upson-Lee and Northside-Columbus before beginning region play on Sept. 11 at Columbus.

After another road game against Kendrick, LaGrange will be at Callaway Stadium for five of its final six regular-season games, and that includes a showdown against Troup on Oct. 30.

Here is LaGrange’s 2020 schedule:

Aug. 14 – LaGrange at Harris County (preseason game)

Aug. 21 – LaGrange at Upson-Lee

Aug. 27 – Northside-Columbus at LaGrange

Sept. 11 – LaGrange at Columbus

Sept. 18 – LaGrange at Kendrick

Sept. 25 – Shaw at LaGrange

Oct. 2 – Carver at LaGrange

Oct. 15 – Jordan at LaGrange

Oct. 22 – LaGrange at Spencer

Oct. 30 – LaGrange at Troup

Nov. 5 – Hardaway at LaGrange