Calhoun 28, Haralson County 14

A strong start to the night proved to not be enough for the Rebels on Friday night as they suffered a loss to the visiting Yellow Jackets in a battle for the No. 2 seed in Region 6-AAA.

The Rebels received the opening kickoff and put together a 12-minute scoring drive to both keep Calhoun off the field for the first quarter and give themselves an 8-0 lead going into the second.

After forcing a punt on the first Yellow Jacket possession, Haralson County moved back inside the Calhoun 10-yard line but were unable to come away with any points. The stop gave the visitors momentum that helped them produce a scoring drive at last, trimming their deficit to 8-7.

A Haralson County touchdown right before the half resulted in the Yellow Jackets receiving the ball with 40 seconds to go. On the final play of the second quarter, they scored on a Hail Mary pass to tie the game at 14-all going into the locker room.

The second half saw the Rebels hold possession just three times — all three-and-outs — while Calhoun scored twice to capture the win.

“We just had some chances and didn’t execute,” Haralson County head coach Scott Peavey said. “We had some great effort, but they just played better than we did in the second half. Their kids competed and found a way to make it happen.”

The Rebels will host Murray County in the final game of the regular season next Friday night.

Troup County 37, Central 14

The Lions’ losing skid was extended to three games with a loss on the road to the Tigers on Friday night.

They’ll aim to rebound next Friday night in the season finale against Sandy Creek.

Rome 38, Villa Rica 6

The Wildcats only managed to muster up 83 yards of offense in a 32-point loss to the Wolves at Sam McIntyre Stadium.

Rome built up a 21-point lead in the first quarter thanks to a dominant ground attack that was led by Ahijah Blackwell’s 106 yards and four touchdowns on 15 yards. The Wolves aired it out only six times, but Caleb Ellard finished the night 3-for-6 with 154 yards passing.

Villa Rica’s lone score of the night came from Keenan Johnson, who racked up 60 yards on the ground on five carries.

The Wildcats will look to end the season on a high note next week when they host East Paulding.

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