The Cartersville Parks and Recreation Department 8U, 10U, and 12U youth football all-stars each won Saturday to secure 2017 Georgia Parks and Recreation Association (GRPA) District 5 championship titles at Dellinger Park.
Defense ruled the day for Cartersville. All three Cartersville teams shutout their championship game opponent.
PHOTO: Cartersville 10U all-stars
8U CARTERSVILLE 12, DALTON 0
The Cartersville 8U youth football all-stars blanked Dalton Saturday 12-0 at Dellinger Park to win GRPA District 5 and advance to the GRPA state championship game.
Dixon Lindsey threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Clint Hosea and Jovani Bautista-Jackson sprinted to a 36-yard touchdown run to account for Cartersville’s scoring.
Dalton finished District 5 play with a 3-1 mark.
In addition to Saturday’s win, Cartersville (3-0) had District 5 wins over Gordon County 33-0 and Calhoun 26-6 on their way to the title.
The GRPA state championship game is scheduled for Saturday, December 2 in Savannah’s Grayson Stadium at 10 a.m. against the District 2 champion.
10U CARTERSVILLE 6, BARTOW COUNTY 0
Brodie McWhorter scored the game’s only points on a one-yard touchdown run in the third quarter as 10U Cartersville edged Bartow County 6-0 Saturday at Dellinger Park.
Bartow had the ball first and goal on the Cartersville eight yard line following a turnover in the second quarter, but Cartersville’s defense led by Bear McWhorter and Landon Heath throughout the day kept Bartow out of the end zone.
Bartow (3-1) had it’s season come to an end, but had wins in District 5 play over Calhoun 20-14, Gordon County 39-0, and Dalton 18-8.
Cartersville (3-0) also had District 5 wins over Gordon County 44-0 and Calhoun 30-16 and now advances to the GRPA state championship game in Savannah.
The title game is scheduled for Saturday, December 2 in Grayson Stadium at 12 noon against the District 2 champion.
12U CARTERSVILLE 36, DALTON 0
Khristian Lando scored on touchdown runs of 7-, 52-, and 23-yards to help lead Cartersville to a 36-0 shutout of Dalton in the 12U GRPA District 5 championship game.
Trevor Harris added a 41-yard touchdown run, Brelace Williams tossed a 14-yard touchdown pass to Trevor Harris, and Tae Cochran converted three PATs for Cartersville.
Cartersville (3-0) also had GRPA District 5 wins over Gordon County 46-0 and Calhoun 28-16.
Dalton finished play in District 5 with a 2-2 mark.
The GRPA state championship game is scheduled for Saturday, December 2 in Savannah’s Grayson Stadium at 2 p.m. against the District 2 champion.
Youth football reports are provided to Bartow Sports Zone by the Cartersville Parks and Recreation Department and the Bartow County Recreation Department. Game capsules and results are sponsored on Bartow Sports Zone by McWhorter Capital Partners.