The Woodland Wildcats (2-1, 1-0) defeated the Cass Colonels (0-3, 0-1) 20-7 on Friday night to open up region play.

The Wildcats got on the board first in the second quarter when the Wildcats drove 79 yards on 12 plays that would end with Brody Williams’ 1-yard touchdown scamper and a 7-0 Wildcats lead.

Logan Nelson would hit Cameron Gonyea in the end zone on 4th and 11 for a touchdown with 22 seconds left in the third quarter to cut the Woodland lead in half 14-7. But it wouldn’t be enough as Woodland would return an interception for a touchdown late in the third quarter to give Woodland a 20-6 victory.


The Cartersville Purple Hurricanes (4-0) continued their winning ways Friday night with a 38-5 victory over the Westlake Lions (1-2).

Cartersville led 24-3 at the half.

Trevor Lawrence completed 17 of 24 attempts for 281 yards and two touchdowns. Rico Frye had 148 total yards on offense and three touchdowns. J’Kobe Orr had four catches for 98 yards, E.J. Turner had 68 yards and a touchdown on two receptions, and T.J. Horton had five receptions for 46 yards.


The Woodland girls cross country team placed third Saturday at the Coach Benson Double Dip Invitational at Marist in Atlanta.

Six Lady Cats’ runners placed in the top 35 individually to secure the third place finish.

South Forsyth won the girls team event with host Marist finishing second. 161 runners competed in the event.

Top runners for Woodland:

11th — Tess Cochran  — 20:06

14th — Carli Clymer — 20:25

22nd — McKenna Trapheagen — 20:59

23rd — Lindsay Scifers — 21:00

31st — Baylee Evans — 21:21

35th — Cheyenne Spinks — 21:46

51st — Mackenzie Stephenson — 22:58


Cartersville softball completed a doubleheader sweep at Troup County Saturday winning 4-2 and 7-0.

Cartersville pitcher Colbi Ballard pitched all fourteen innings and picked up both victories. She scattered four hits and five walks in the opener and shutout the Lady Tigers in the second game on five hits and a walk.

The Lady Canes broke open a 1-0 game with a three-run fifth inning in the opener on their way to a 4-2 win. Cartersville then scored five runs in the first two innings of the second game to take control early.

Cartersville out hit Troup 25 to nine in the two games.