According to a release by the Georgia High School Association, Cedartown High School will be changing regions in fall of 2014. Cedartown will join Region 5-AAA sub region B. This will place Cedartown in a sub region with Pepperell, Adairsville and Rockmart. Sub region A will be made up of Callaway, Central Carroll, Haralson County and possibly a new school in the Meriweather County area. Region classifications are determined by the number of students a school is projected to have in the upcoming years. These newest numbers are projected for the fall 2014-2016. The new region will not go into effect until the fall sports in 2014.
The Cedartown Bulldogs and Lady Dogs basketball teams will play host to the Haralson County Rebels Friday night. The Lady Dogs will go in to Friday night’s game 3-1 on the young season. The Lady Dogs last win came back on November 30th against Coahulla Creek by the final of 54-34. The Bulldogs will try to turn things around and pick up their first win of the young season Friday night. The 0-3 Bulldogs were handed the latest defeat back on November 30th when the Colts of Coahulla Creek outscored the Bulldogs 19-4 in the 3rd quarter to pull out the win. The Big AA will bring you all the live play by play action of Friday night’s varisty games between your Cedartown Bulldogs and Lady Dogs and the Rebels of Haralson County.
You’re a pretty big deal if you’re a high school junior and Mark Richt stops by to see you three weeks from signing day.
Cedartown High School’s Nick Chubb is a pretty big deal.
He’s likely the state’s No. 1 prospect at running back for 2014.
Richt stopped by Cedartown on Monday in between visits to Walton and Kell high schools, among other places.
“It went good,” Chubb told the AJC. “He came up to see me. We didn’t talk much but he just wanted me to know that they’re interested in me.”
“It always means a lot when a head coach comes by to see you.”
The 5-foot-11, 210-pounder holds early scholarship offers from Georgia Tech, Ohio State, Tennessee and Purdue. After proving himself at last month’s RisingSeniors game, Chubb also talked with UGA running backs coach Bryan McClendon.
“The last time I talked with (McClendon), he said to consider myself ‘offered,’” Chubb said. “But they haven’t done it officially yet because they’re finishing up with the 2013 class.”
How does Chubb feel about Georgia? “I like Georgia. I like them a lot.”
What about Georgia Tech? “I like them, too. I like every school that is interested in me.”
Chubb said Richt was the first coach to stop by his school during the current NCAA contact period, and that Georgia Tech may be by there later this week.
Chubb plans to make unofficial visits to Georgia Tech on Jan. 20, Alabama on Jan. 26, and Ohio State on Feb. 10.By Michael Carvell, The Atlanta Journal Constitution
The Cedartown Bulldogs traveled to Acworth, Georgia on Friday Night to take on the Allatoona Buccaneers (7-0, 3-0). Cedartown (5-2, 2-1) was attempting to hand Allatoona their first loss and have the chance to control their own destiny in region.
All looked well in the early stages of the game. Allatoona scored on a deep pass to take a 7-0 lead. However, Cedartown would answer back with a long kick return that set up a short touchdown run for Sophomore Nick Chubb. Cedartown would score again on another Nick Chubb touchdown carry, scoring 14 unanswered and giving the Dawgs a seven point lead.
With less than two minutes to go in the second quarter, Cedartown had the ball 1st and goal inside the five yard line. The Dawgs ran the ball up the middle four times but could never reach the endzone.
The second half was a back and forth affair. Allatoona found a passing game that was non-existent in the previous two quarters, and that would prove to be the difference in the contest. Heralded running back Miles Jones carried for a touchdown to tie the game at 14-14, after a deep pass from the Buccaneer’s Jeremy Uzee to T.J. Herron. The score would remain tied going into the fourth quarter.
A long run from Zach Chubb, a late hit penalty, and an 11 yard touchdown run from Nick Chubb would give Cedartown the lead, but only for a moment. Jeremy Uzee was again found a man deep and Allatoona had tied the game again, 21-21.
Late in the fourth quarter, the Dawgs were marching down the field with a chance to score but a Cedartown fumble brought the drive to a sudden halt. After an exchange of possessions, Cedartown was required to punt out of their own endzone. Allatoona returned the punt to the Dawgs 16 yard line, and on 3rd and 9 the Bucs ran a draw play to Jones and he found the endzone. Allatoona would hold on to the lead and win the game 27-21, despite being outgained in nearly every category.
Cedartown returns home this Friday night to play the Cartersville Purple Hurricanes (4-3, 2-1) in what will be a huge sub-region game. Game time is set for 7:30.
The Cedartown Bulldogs will travel to Allatoona High School to take on the Buccaneers tonight at 7:30pm. Cedartown takes a 5-1 record into the matchup, but Allatoona boasts an unblemished 6-0 mark this season.
The Buccaneers, led by Head Coach Gary Varner, are (more…)
The Cedartown Bulldogs made light, easy work of the Pickens County Dragons on Friday Night, winning by a final of 48-27. The Dawgs dominated from start to finish so much so that the Junior Varsity and freshman players got the entire (more…)
The Dawgs will take to the field again tonight, as they take on the Pickens County Dragons in Jasper, Ga. The Dragons come in with a 1-3-1 record, but they had an impressive 51-3 victory over Murray County.
Pickens County will welcome a Dawgs team that is rolling along after a 46-6 Homecoming drumming of the Gilmer County Bobcats. The Dawgs look to push the record to 5-1 with a W.
Cedartown is averaging 31 points per game, that’s tops in the sub region. However, Pickens County is averaging 30 points per game which is second.
Both Cedartown and Pickens County won there first region contest, so both teams are looking to separate from each other tonight.
Cedartown moved up 53 spots this week in the state rankings to 168.
The Cedartown Bulldogs will square off tonight with the Gilmer County Bobcats, in the annual Homecoming game, starting at 7:30 pm at Cedartown Memorial Stadium/Doc Ayers Field.
Gilmer County Head Coach Wesley Tankersley will lead the Bobcats into Cedartown after an impressive 24-17 win over the Ridgeland Panthers.
However, Cedartown has an impressive win of their own to boast about, a 46-40 gut wrenching win over Southeast Whitfield County. The Dawgs have had an off week to recover physically and mentally, so they’ll look to take advantage of the extra rest.
Cedartown will continue to look to their dynamic offensive duo, brothers Zach and Nick Chubb, to carry the Dawgs to a 4-1 record, which would be there best start since 2003.
Presentation of Class Representatives and the crowning of the 2011 Homecoming Queen will take place at halftime.
Again, the game starts at 7:30 tonight, so come out and support the Dawgs.
An Aragon man has been arrested on felony murder charges after allegedly shooting and killing his wife. Shay Merritt, age 31 called 911 Saturday night around 11:40 p.m. and reported an attempted suicide. Upon arrival of Aragon Police and EMS crews, Rite Merritt, age 27, was found dead. After investigating the incident Shay Merritt admitted to police to shooting his wife. Merritt’s body has been sent to the Georgia Crime Lab for further investigation. Merritt remains in the Polk County jail without bond.
Six Cedartown residents are behind bars after a drug bust Friday night at three Cedartown homes. Polk County Police Department’s Narcotic Enforcement Team headed up the raid that landed four people in jail on cocaine charges. The following people were arrested and charged with cocaine possession and possession of drug-related objects: James Anthony Redwine age 57, Reginald Ivan Billings age 32, Demetrius Eugene Darden age 34, and Alice Marie Messer age 49. (more…)