High school football regular season wraps up Friday

The football teams at Cass and Woodland will wrap up their 2015 campaigns Friday night (Nov. 6) with home games against opponents from sub-region B of Region 7-AAAAA, while both the Cartersville Purple Hurricanes and Adairsville Tigers tune up for the state playoffs.

Cass and Woodland are both members of sub-region A in Region 7-AAAAA.

Since Region 7-AAAAA has 14 schools, the region is sub-divided for football and uses the tenth game of the schedule during Week 11 (Nov. 6) as a region playoff week. The top three teams in each sub-region qualify for region playoff games. The remainder of the teams play a crossover opponent in a season ending consolation game.

With the Wildcats and Colonels both missing the region playoffs, they will each host a sub-region B opponent Friday night. Last year, all the playoff and consolation games were hosted by sub-region B. This year, sub-region A hosts all the games.

Woodland finished sixth in sub-region A and will host the sixth place team from sub-region B, Forsyth Central, in one of the consolation games.

Cass lost to Rome 42-0 last week in a game that determined the third place region playoff spot from sub-division A. As a result, Rome will host Riverwood Friday night with the winner advancing to the Class AAAAA state playoffs as either a 3-seed or 4-seed. The loss relegates Cass to hosting a consolation game against North Atlanta.

The other state play-in game will be hosted by Creekview who finished second in sub-region A. The Grizzlies will host the Cambridge Bears with the winner earning either a 3-seed or 4-seed in the Class AAAAA state playoffs Nov. 13.

Dalton -- winner of sub-region A -- will host the Region 7-AAAAA championship game Friday night against sub-region B winner, Kell. Both will advance to the state playoffs the following week (Nov. 13) and will play at home in the opening round.

In other local high school football action this week, Cartersville travels to Jasper to play Pickens for the Region 7-AAAA championship. The top-ranked Hurricanes seek an undefeated regular season. The loser will be the region's No. 2 seed in the state playoffs.

Adairsville, who will host a state playoff game Nov. 13 as a No. 2 seed from Region 6-AAA, hosts Gordon Central this week.

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