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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Rome High’s standout back, Jamious Griffin, has been named as a finalist for the Touchdown Club of Atlanta’s Mr. Georgia Football Award. The winner will be announced on Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Wyndham Atlanta Galleria. Past winners include Jake Fromm and Justin Fields, both outstanding Georgia high school quarterbacks who now play with the University of Georgia’s Bulldogs. Players nominated for this award must exhibit a high level of play on the field and show exemplary behavior in their communities.
John McClellan’s Georgia High School football championship picks for 2018: Cartersville Purple Hurricanes, Rockmart Yellow Jackets will win state titles Dec. 12. Also: A breakdown on the six other games. McClellan
State championships for high school football:
Class 2A: Rockmart vs. Heard Co., Dec. 12 at 1 p.m., Mercedes Benz Stadium. Tickets: Rockmart will pre-sale tickets for the BENZ starting Monday, Dec. 3. Pre-sale tickets will be $22.00 and $30.00 at door. You can purchase tickets at Rockmart High School, Raceway, City Body, Rockmart Florist, and Whiteheads Florist. Polk County Schools will be closed on Dec. 12 for the championship game.
Class 4A: Cartersville vs. Blessed Trinity, Dec. 12 at 4:30 p.m., Mercedes Benz Stadium. Cartersville City Schools will have a half-day of class on Dec. 12 for the championship game.
All games to be broadcast on GPB.
- Georgia to play in Sugar Bowl, 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, vs. Texas.
- Georgia Tech to play Minnesota in the Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit, Dec. 26, 5:15 p.m.
- Peach Bowl, Saturday, Dec. 29, noon: Florida vs. Michigan.
- Former Model High and Berry College standout Michelle Abernathy Lane will be the guest speaker the 2018 GoGo Running All-Area Cross Country Banquet to be held Thursday at 6 p.m., in the Krannert Ballroom at Berry College.