The Cartersville Football Team annouced its 2016 schedule this week. The team will face two defending state champions (Calhoun and Westmintster) and a state semi-finalist (Allatoona) in the first four weeks of play. Here is the schedule:

8/12 vs. Westminster (scrimmage)

8/19 vs. Allatoona

8/26 OPEN

9/2 @ Calhoun

9/9 vs. Westlake

9/16 vs. Hapeville Charter

9/23 @ Cedartown

9/30 vs. Central (Carrollton)

10/7 vs. LaGrange

10/14 @ Sandy Creek

10/21 @ Chapel Hill

10/28 OPEN

11/4 vs. Troup County

Cartersville switched from Region 6 last year to Region 5 in 2016 following GHSA reclassification. The Canes are coming off a season that saw them win their region championship and the state championship over Buford by a score of 10-0 at the Georgia Dome in December.