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Final 2016-17 high school GADA Directors Cup standings

The final standings for the 2017 Georgia Athletic Directors Association Directors Cup have been compiled with Cartersville finishing best among local schools in their respective classifications placing 14th.

The GADA Directors Cup is sponsored by Regions Bank and awards points for state playoff finishes in all sports. Each classification has an overall winner and a champion for each gender. Region winners are also recognized by the Georgia Athletic Directors Association.

For complete details on how points are awarded for each sport, visit and view the Regions Directors Cup information.

Here is a look at the classifications involving Bartow County schools.


Buford edged Starr’s Mill for the top spot in Class 5A.

Carrollton was fourth in the classification and the top scoring athletic program in Region 7AAAAA that includes Cass and Woodland. Kell (13th) and Rome (18th) were Region 7AAAAA schools in the Class 5A top twenty.

Woodland was fourth overall and Cass fifth in Region 7AAAAA. Carrollton led the region followed by Kell and Rome.

Woodland was 29th overall in Class 5A with 446.5 points. Cass was 36th in Class 4A with 263 points.

Woodland girls 23rd in Class 5A (270 points — 100 points for cross country state championship; 100 points for co-ed cheerleading state championship; 53 points for softball; 17 points for track and field)

Cass girls 47th in Class 5A (42 points — 25 points for basketball; 17 points for track and field)

Cass boys 28th in Class 5A (221 points — 83 points for wrestling; 60 points for track and field; 53 points for tennis; 25 points for soccer)

Woodland boys 35th in Class 5A (176.5 points — 90 points for wrestling state runner-up; 46.5 points for track and field; 40 points for cross country)


Marist (1359 points) was the overall winner in Class 4A followed by Blessed Trinity (1254), St. Pius X (1208.3), and Woodward Academy (1094).

LaGrange (692) was the top scoring school in Region 5AAAA and finished 11th overall. Cartersville (14th, 657) was second in the region, followed by Chapel Hill (15th overall, 600.5), and Sandy Creek (16th, 536) close behind.

Cartersville was 10th in the classification in boys sports and first in Region 5AAAA in boys sports. The Cartersville girls programs were 17th statewide in Class 4A and fourth in the region.

Cartersville boys (385 points — 100 points for football state championship; 83 points for tennis; 70 points for soccer; 38 points for cross country; 25 points for basketball; 25 points for baseball; 24 points for wrestling; 20 points for track and field)

Cartersville girls (272 points — 70 points for tennis; 60 points for cheerleading; 53 points for volleyball; 53 points for softball; 36 points for cross country)


Adairsville (328 points) was 35th overall in Class 3A. The Adairsville girls teams were 20th and the boys 52nd in the classification.

Adairsville was sixth overall in Region 6AAA. Calhoun was the top scoring school in the region, followed by Bremen, Sonoraville, Ringgold, and Coahulla Creek.

Adairsville girls (253 points — 70 points for soccer; 69 points for cheerleading; 48 points for golf; 41 points for track and field; 25 points for volleyball)

Adairsville boys (75 points — 36 points for wrestling; 25 points for basketball; 14 points for track and field)


Wesleyan was the top overall athletic program in Class A followed by Holy Innocents’ and Gordon Lee. Those two schools were also the leaders in Excel Christian’s Region 6A with the Gordon Lee boys leading the region and Wesleyan girls tops in the league.

Excel Christian Academy did not earn any points in the Directors Cup standings in 2016-17.


Class 7A overall winner: Lambert, followed by Mill Creek, Walton, and Brookwood.

Class 6A overall winner: Pope, followed by Johns Creek, Cambridge, Allatoona, and Harrison.

Class 2A overall winner: Bleckley County, followed by Vidalia, Elbert County and Rabun County.

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