In the opening round of state playoffs Friday night, the second seeded Adairsville Tigers beat the third seeded Cedartown Bulldogs by a score of 52-14. The Bulldogs held the Tigers in check for the first quarter, as the score was tied at seven. The Bulldogs, however, could not recover from the many miscues that they committed throughout the evening. Had they taken better care of the football, the score might have been much closer. The Tigers did what good teams should do and capitalized on the numerous mistakes committed by Cedartown. Sidnee Johnson, who suffered an ankle sprain several weeks ago, played sparingly, but continued to find the endzone, as he had a 51-yard touchdown run in the first quarter to get the game started. Adairsville was able to give their starters some rest to give some other guys experience in the state playoffs, but the combination of Johnson, Marcus Childers and Tony Dean proved to be too much for Cedartown.
Adairsville will have their work cut out for them next week, when they play Blessed Trinity, who beat Hephizaba by a score of 48-13 on Friday evening. Blessed Trinity is a 1-seed in the playoffs. Adairsville will travel to Blessed Trinity next Friday to have a 7:30 start.