And in local sports

The Bartow County Cross Country Championship lost a little bit of its luster with the No. 1 ranked Woodland Lady Wildcats holding its top five runners on Thursday at Cass High School, but the races were still competitive. Cartersville was able to win both races by a narrow margin taking the girls race by a score of 25-30 and placing four in the top five of the boy’s race.

In more cross country action, after a slew of dominating performances, Woodland’s girls cross country team came back to the pack a little big Saturday, finishing sixth in a 20-team field in Gainesville at the Fleet Feet Invitational. Freshmen Tess Cochran and Carli Clymer led the way for the Lady ‘Cats, finishing just out of the top 10 in 11th and 12th overall.

Bartow County teams won one of the four Friday night football games over the weekend. The Woodland Wildcats (0-8, 0-6) continued their improvement Friday, despite remaining winless on the season. The Wildcats fell to East Paulding (2-5, 2-3) Friday night by a score of 28-15. Woodland has a bye week next week but will travel to Kell (6-1, 5-0) on October 28th for a road game at 7:30. The Adairsville Tigers (2-5, 0-2) were stymied by the Sonoraville Phoenix (6-2, 3-0) on Friday night by a score of 35-0. Adairsville started the season 0-3 before winning two consecutive games, but have dropped back-to-back contests to Calhoun and Sonoraville since the winning streak. Adairsville will travel to Bremen (3-3, 0-1) Friday for a 7:30 kickoff. The Cartersville Purple Hurricanes (8-0, 4-0) beat Sandy Creek (4-3, 1-2) on Friday night by a score of 35-21. The Canes were led by junior quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who threw three touchdown passes to different receivers and Trey Creamer, the recent Minnesota Golden Gopher commit, who added two touchdown runs in the victory. Cartersville will travel to Chapel Hill (2-3-1, 0-2) Friday night with kickoff scheduled for 7:30. And the Cass Colonels (3-4, 2-3) had not played a team like the Rome Wolves (5-2, 4-1) before Friday night’s contest at Cass High School, which saw the Colonels fall 42-7. The Colonels playoff chances were just 28 percent entering Friday night’s contest. Cass will host Paulding County (3-4, 2-3) Friday at Cass High School next Friday at 7:30.

Tomorrow in volleyball Cartersville will host Northside-Columbus in the state tournament at 5 PM.