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Model High Senior Thomas Tarter who will continue his education and track career at Wheeling Jesuit University:
Model High searching for a new football coach: Ricky Ross, who joined the Blue Devils following Gordon Powers’ retirement, will not return to coach Model football this fall. Ross, who was offered a new contract, will remain with the school through the rest of this semester. The opening for a physical education teacher and head football coach is now posted at Teach Georgia. Model went 2-8 in 2018 including 2-5 in the region. Ross spent the 2017 season as defensive coordinator at 3A Sonoraville High.
Rockmart 11, Armuchee 1.
Pepperell pounds Gordon Central, 16-0.
Calhoun Yellow Jackets defeat the Cedartown Bulldogs 7-6; 5-0 for the season.
Coosa at Model
LaFayette at Armuchee
Cedartown at Dade County
Darlington hosts Mount Paran
Rome at Carrollton
Pepperell at Gordon Central
Armuchee at Rockmart
Model at Coosa
Darlington at Mount Paran
Rome at Woodland
Model at Murray County
- Chargers: For the Chargers it was win or go home and the Chargers found a way to get it done in overtime for the NJCAA Region XVII Quarterfinal win over Gordon State 88-83. The Chargers struggled in the first half offensively shooting 36% from the field and only 1 of 7 from the 3 point line but still only trailed 33-32 at the break. Gordon State pulled out to 9 points lead with 13.58 remaining in the second half but the Chargers battled back to send the game to overtime. In the overtime period the Chargers were 4 of 6 from the field and closed the game out for the win.
The Chargers rode the back of GCAA Freshman of the Year Carl Johnson‘s 31 points. “Johnson carried us tonight, what a tremendous effort by Carl. What an unbelievable job by our guys tonight, to get an overtime win on the road was tremendous, I am so proud of all of our guys,” said Charger head coach Phil Gaffney. Khalyl Waters also had a huge night with 27 points, and Chris Wright had 14.
With the win the Chargers (22-9) advance to the semifinal round of the NJCAA Region XVII Tournament on Friday as they travel to no. 1 seed Andrew College, tip off 7:30 p.m.
March 16: The Harbin Clinic Leprechaun-a-thon returns. Harbin Clinic once again is teaming with Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation and Parker Systems for the event, which is the largest 5K race in Northwest Georgia, featuring all the fun and festivities of the previous eight years rolled into one giant, green gala. Race day festivities kick off with the costume contest at 6:30 p.m. The 5K race, featuring a mostly flat and fast course, begins at 7:30 p.m. with the walk starting a few minutes after at 7:40 p.m. Event registration is open. Preregistration costs $25 for the 5K and $20 for the walk. Kids age 12 and under and groups of 10 or more athletes can register for $20 by visiting the parks and rec administration office at 1 Shorter Ave. For more.