Northwest Whitfield

TUNNEL HILL, Ga. — The homecoming candidates shivered their way through halftime ceremonies at Northwest Whitfield High School.

Storyline: The Red Raiders have lost four straight games -- to the state's top three teams in Division II-AA and to an Oakland team ranked among the best in Class 6A -- and are looking for momentum before the playoffs. Defensively, Baylor needs to get better quickly as it has allowed more than 30 points per game in this four-game slide.

Storyline: Since a season-opening loss to Knox Catholic, the Irish have posted eight consecutive wins with an average victory margin of 34 points.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — High school athletic competition can leave lasting memories for teenagers, some memorable for good reasons; others can leave a few scars.

(All kickoffs at 7:30 Eastern unless noted)

Octavius Matthews played just a half for North Jackson last week but still proved to be a record-setter as the Chiefs secured at least a tie for the Alabama Region 7-4A championship.

Some of their situations may seem dire, but the great majority of football teams in the northwest Georgia area still have postseason lives to play for with three Friday nights to go in the regular season.

Storyline: After playing tough against top-ranked Brentwood Academy last week, Baylor has another rugged task in this Division II-AA East/Middle Region game.

ATLANTA — The defending GHSA Class AAAA softball champions are still alive.

I have a question. What would the near-future TSSAA classification look like without the 1.8 multiplier slapped on private schools whose desire is to remain in the public school division?

• Baylor (5-3, 2-2) at Ensworth (6-1, 3-1), 8 • Bradley Central (2-5, 0-3) at Soddy-Daisy (4-4, 1-3) • Central (6-2, 3-2) at Hixson (6-2, 4-0)

Storyline: The Eagles complete the Scenic City swing after coming to town and blasting McCallie last week.

  • Oct. 17th, 2014  |

TUNNEL HILL, Ga. -- As the two-time defending state softball champions in Class AAAA, Northwest Whitfield has instant name credibility within the Georgia prep circle.

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