Youth football all-star teams preparing for GRPA District 5 title runs

The Georgia Recreation and Parks Association (GRPA) District 5 youth football playoffs begin play Thursday (Nov. 12) with a single 12U game, but most of the teams will open recreation all-star play Saturday, November 14.

In the 12U division, opening round pool play will begin Thursday, Nov. 12 with Calhoun facing Murray County at North Murray High School at 7pm.

The other pool games in the 12U age group will be played Saturday, Nov. 14. Bartow plays Cedartown at 11am at the Cedartown Recreation Department field. Calhoun meets Rockmart at the Old Rockmart High School field at noon, and Gordon County hosts Dalton at the Red Bud Middle School field at 2pm.

In the 10U division, pool play opens Saturday, Nov. 14 at four sites. Cartersville hosts Calhoun at Dellinger Park at 12noon. Bartow hosts Dalton at Hamilton Crossing Park at 12noon. Gordon County hosts Rockmart at Red Bud Middle School at 12:30pm, and Murray County hosts Cedartown at Murray County High School at 1pm.

In the 8U division, pool play begins Saturday, Nov. 14 with four games.

Calhoun travels to Dellinger Park to face Cartersville at 10am. Dalton plays Bartow at 10am at Hamilton Crossing Park. Cedartown plays Murray County at Murray County High School at 11am, and Gordon County hosts Rockmart at 11am at Red Bud Middle School.

Teams will be seeded into a championship bracket based on results from the preliminary pool play games.

The GRPA District 5 single-elimination championship brackets for all three age divisions will begin Tuesday, Nov. 17 with all three championship games ultimately at Calhoun High School November 21. Starting times for 8U, 10U, and 12U will be 10am, noon, and 2pm.

The Cartersville Recreation Department 8U all-stars include:

Jachai Delgado, Malik Evans, Maddox Frazier, Brodie Harr, Landen Heath, Ja’Caiden Leonard, Baylon Long, Maverick Madonna, Brodie McWhorter, Bear McWhorter, Myles Mitchell, Xavier Parker, Luke Parker, Thomas Peters, JaKeveon Porter, Auntonio Quarles, Adam Reed, Preston Sorrells, Ricky Taylor, and Jordyn Woods. Josh McWhorter is the head coach. Jacob McWhorter, Chad Parker, and Cameron Thomas will serve as assistant coaches for the 8U Purple Hurricanes.

The 10U Cartersville Recreation Department all-stars include:

Turner Abernathy, Jayden Akins, Rowan Billings, Isaac Cunningham, Jayden Curtis, Myles Forristal, Paul Gamble, Trevor Harris, Christian Harrison, Avery Higgins, Braylon Inman, Malachi Jeffries, Pearse Mullinax, Eaiden Neal, McKaiden Reece, Nate Rosser, Bryan Sanchez, Luke Surrett, Davis Wilkey, and Christian Wood. The head coach is Blake Wilkey. Assistants include Carl Abernathy, James Gordy, Jason Billings, and Adam Williams.

The Bartow County Recreation Department all-star rosters and the CRPD cheerleader rosters will be released soon.

Youth football results and information provided by BCRD and CPRD and sponsored on Bartow Sports Zone by CiCi’s Pizza of Cartersville.

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