Prep Sports: Region realignments announced

Beginning the 2016-2017 school year, Cedartown High School will find themselves in a completely new region and a new classification, following the shakeup of the placement procedures at the Georgia High School Association.

According to a release from the GHSA website, Cedartown will fall into Class 4A and will be grouped among seven teams in Region 5.

The region includes Cedartown, Cartersville, Central-Carroll, Chapel Hill, LaGrange, Sandy Creek, and Troup.

A source close to the reclassification committee told WGAA Radio that Cartersville might appeal to change regions, but that has not been confirmed.

Cedartown High School athletic director Scott Hendrix said that CHS will likely play Pepperell and Rockmart in non-region games next year in football.

Rockmart will fall to Class 2A in Region 7 and will compete with Armuchee, Chattooga, Coosa, Dade County, Gordon Central, Model, and Pepperell.

Other familiar teams landed in different places.

The Haralson County Rebels remained in Class 3A and will land in a tough Region 6 with the likes of Calhoun, Adairsville and Sonoraville.

Rome will stay in Class 5A and Region 7 with Carrollton, Cass, East Paulding, Hiram, Kell, Paulding County, Villa Rica, and Woodland-Cartersville.