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Friday night, Nov. 8, football roundup

ELCA 35, Landmark 0: It was expected by many to be a down-to-the-wire fight for the Region 5-A crown. Indeed, up to a week ago, it was projected to be a matchup of unbeaten teams.

But after losing by one point last week to Holy Innocents, the Landmark War Eagles hosted the top-ranked Chargers of Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy, and the defending state champions lived up to their billing. Read More»

Champion cheerleaders

Champion cheerleaders

The Starr’s Mill Varsity Cheerleaders won the McIntosh Chief Cheerleading Classic on Saturday, November 2. Not only did Starr’s Mill win the 5A division, but they were named Grand Champions for the entire competition. They will compete next Saturday, November 9, at the Region Finals in Columbus. Read More»

School enrollment resumes losing trend, down nearly 300

Fayette now has same number of students as 13 years ago; all-time high of 22,367 in 2006-2007 Read More»

Fayette BoE receives update on system’s emergency plans

The Fayette County Board of Education received an update Monday night on the school system’s School Safety and Emergency Plan designed to respond to a wide range of emergency situations.

Presented by Safety, Discipline and Athletics Coordinator Steve Greene, the school system’s emergency plans were developed several years ago, prior to the legislative requirement to implement them. Read More»

McIntosh wins state volleyball crown

The McIntosh Lady Chiefs won the AAAAA state volleyball championship Friday night by taking three out of four games from Sequoyah in the final round at Marietta High School.

See next Wednesday's edition of the Citizen for a complete wrapup of the Lady Chiefs' championship season.

Friday night, Nov. 1, football roundup

Friday night, Nov. 1, football roundup

Sandy Creek 24, Carrollton 7: The Patriots (8-0-1, 6-0) remain unbeaten after winning this battle of the two top-ranked teams in the state in AAAA. Having clinched first place in the region, the Patriots close out the regular season with a Saturday game at Columbus.

McIntosh 37, Northgate 14: The Chiefs (7-2, 2-2) wrapped up second place in the subregion and will host a Region 4-AAAAA play-in game next Friday. Read More»

Whitewater 38, Starr's Mill 35

With possible playoff spots on the line, the Whitewater Wildcats broke open a close game late in the third quarter and held off a furious late rally by the Starr’s Mill Panthers to secure a 38-35 home victory.

Both teams went into the game with the possibility of finishing anywhere from second to fifth in their half of Region 4-AAAAA, meaning Read More»

Booth students partner with cops to prepare for the worst

It was a mock exercise meant to educate school staff, students and parents and to enhance the skills of law enforcement in responding to an actual school shooting scenario. When the exercise was completed, the post-active shooter exercise held Friday morning at Booth Middle School in Peachtree City accomplished its goals. Read More»

Friday night football roundup

Trent Sellers (44) and Javonte Lain (1) put extreme pressure on the LaGrange quarterback during Sandy Creek’s 42-7 win Friday night. Photo/Christopher Hearn.

Creekside 41, McIntosh 10: The Chiefs (6-2, 3-2) host Northgate next Friday.

Troup 33, Fayette County 6: The Tigers (1-7, 1-4) host Shaw next Friday.

Our Lady of Mercy 41, Mt. Vernon 0: The Bobcats (3-5, 3-2) host Darlington next Friday.

Northgate 17, Starr’s Mill 14: The Panthers (3-5, 2-3) travel to Whitewater next Friday.

Landmark (8-0, 4-0) and Whitewater (5-3, 4-2) were off this week. The War Eagles travel to Holy Innocents’ next Friday, while the Wildcats host Starr’s Mill.

Sandy Creek 42, LaGrange 7

Delvin Weems races down the sideline for a 64-yard touchdown run. Photo/Christopher Hearn.

Setting the stage for a huge showdown next week, the Sandy Creek Patriots struck early and often against LaGrange, cruising to a 42-7 win over the Grangers on Senior Night in Tyrone.

Ranked first in the state in AAAA, the Patriots (7-0-1, 5-0) travel to Carrollton next Friday to face the second-ranked Trojans, who are coming off a 63-21 dismantling of Alexander.

Sandy Creek amassed 322 yards of offense in the first half on the way to a 35-0 lead at intermission. The entire second half was played using a running clock. Read More»