Several playoff positions are still up for grabs in northwest Georgia as the regular season ends this week.
Region 7-AAAA will hold its annual tournament, which consists of three best-of-three series beginning with Wednesday doubleheaders. Subregion winners Northwest Whitfield and Cedartown will square off in Cedartown, with the winner earning the top playoff seed and the loser the No. 2 berth. Dalton travels to River Ridge and Heritage hosts Cass to decide the final two spots.
Region 5-AAA has decided its four playoff teams, but seeding could get messy if Cartersville loses to North Murray today. The Purple Hurricanes will earn the title with a win, with Ringgold second, Sonoraville third and North Murray fourth.
In Region 7-AA, five teams are vying for the four spots, led by Calhoun at 9-3 in league play. Dade County (7-5) hosts Coosa (8-4) in a make-or-break game tonight for the Wolverines, who defeated Coosa earlier this season. Model (8-4) and Pepperell (7-4) also are in the running.
Lindsey Young is a sports writer at the Chattanooga Times Free Press who started work at the Chattanooga News-Free Press 24 years ago. He covers the Northwest Georgia prep beat and NASCAR. Lindsey’s hometown is Ringgold, Ga., and he graduated from Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School. He received an associate’s degree from Dalton Junior College (now Dalton State) and a bachelor’s degree in communications from UTC. He has won several writing awards, including two Tennessee Sports ...