University of Georgia freshmen tailback and former Cedartown Bulldog Nick Chubb underwent thumb surgery yesterday and did not practice with the team, according to numerous reports.
The AJC reports that Chubb fractured his thumb during practice last week but played in the South Carolina game, wearing a protective sleeve. Chubb had four carries for 34 yards in Georgia’s 38-35 defeat to the Gamecocks.
Nick’s mother Lavelle Chubb told the AJC that Nick will likely miss this week’s game between the hedges verses Troy University and possibly more after that.
However, Head Coach Mark Richt told 24/7 Sports that he isn’t ruling out Chubb yet for this week, saying during a call-in radio show that “He is such a tough kid that I would count him out for this game at all.”
Chubb scored his first touchdown of his collegiate career against Clemson in week one, and has seen consistent playing time in the first two games.
If you ever dreamed of seeing some of the best Cedartown football stars from the past thirty years back on the gridiron, you will get your chance this weekend as the Cedartown High School alumni football team will host the Pepperell High School alumni at Doc Ayers Field.
“This will be full contact football,” said CHS Head Football Coach Scott Hendrix. ”We’ve got some great players coming back to play.”
The Big Double A will provide play-by-play coverage of the action from Cedartown High School Memorial Stadium / Doc Ayers Field starting at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday, with kickoff at 7:00 p.m.
And just a reminder that you will be able to catch the Bulldogs all season long on the exclusive home for Cedartown High School Football, the Big Double A.
The football season may not officially begin until August 29, but the Cedartown High School Bulldogs will be headed down to Douglas County to take on New Manchester in a pre-season scrimmage game.
Cedartown finished the 2013 season with a 9-2 record, one of them a pivotal game against then region foe Gilmer, that thrust them into a fourth seed in the state playoffs, where they were handily defeated by the number one ranked Sandy Creek Patriots in the first round.
Cedartown lost several starters, including star tailback Nick Chubb, who now is now part of Mark Richt’s Georgia Bulldogs. The scrimmage Friday will give the Cedartown Bulldogs some opportunities to get some playing time for their starters and younger players.
A realignment of regions following the 2013-2014 school year has placed the Bulldogs in a smaller, more compact region with familiar foes, including Rockmart, Pepperell, Central-Carroll, and Haralson County.
The Dawgs open the 2014 season at home on Friday, August 29 as they host the Hiram Hornets out of Region 5-AAAAA.
Cedartown City Commissioners honored the Cedartown Recreation Department 14 & Under Girls Softball Dizzy Dean Team Monday night with an official proclamation for winning the 2014 Dizzy Dean World Series.
Both players and coaches of the championship team were on hand for the recognition and city manager Bill Fann echoed with his praises for the softball team and its leadership. (more…)