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