Championship showdowns are set
By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY
The matchups are set.
The Troup County Parks & Recreation football playoffs began on Saturday and continued on Monday, and champions in three age groups will be crowned next week.
The Textile Bowl, which has become a fall-time tradition in Troup County, will be held at Callaway Stadium next Monday.
The 9-10-year-old championship game between the Cowboys and Bulldogs begins at 6 p.m., and the 11-12-year-old title game between the Raiders and the Red Raiders will follow at 7 p.m.
On Tuesday, the 8-year-old championship game between the Titans and the Dragons will kick off at 6 p.m.
The playoffs began on Saturday with four games in West Point.
In the first game, it was the Bulldogs beating the Canes 20-0 to advance to the 9-and-10-year-old championship game.
In Saturday’s second game, the Packers beat the Steelers 25-6 to keep their season alive, but they lost to the Cowboys 30-6 on Monday night.
With that win, the Cowboys qualified for the 9-10-year-old championship game against the Bulldogs.
In the third game on Saturday, the Titans outlasted JC Colley Trucking 7-0 to earn a championship shot in the 8-and-under division against the Dragons, who had a bye.
Saturday’s final game featured a dramatic come-from-behind victory for the Raiders.
The Raiders trailed 13-0 late in the fourth quarter, but they rallied for a 14-13 win over the Ravens to earn their title shot against the Red Raiders, who had a bye.
(At Callaway Stadium)
Cowboys vs. Bulldogs, 6 p.m.
Raiders vs. Red Raiders, 7 p.m.
Titans vs. Dragons, 6 p.m.