10U Bartow youth football all-stars top Dalton to face Cartersville in GRPA District 5 title game
The Bartow County Parks and Recreation Department 10U youth football all-stars defeated visiting Dalton Thursday night at Hamilton Crossing Park to reach the Georgia Parks and Recreation Association (GRPA) District 5 championship game against Cartersville Saturday at Dellinger Park.
Cartersville's 8U and 12U teams will also host District 5 title games Saturday.
10U BARTOW COUNTY 18, DALTON 8
The Bartow County Parks and Recreation 10U youth football all-stars reached the Georgia Parks and Recreation Association (GRPA) District 5 championship game by defeating Dalton 18-8 Thursday night at Hamilton Crossing Park.
10U Bartow (3-0) will now play Cartersville (2-0) Saturday at 11:30am at Dellinger Park for the GRPA District 5 title with the winner advancing to the GRPA State Championship.
The state title game is scheduled for Saturday, December 2 in Savannah’s Grayson Stadium at 12 noon. The District 5 champion will play the District 2 champion.
Dalton led 8-0 early Thursday night on a 60-yard touchdown pass, but 10U Bartow responded with a 60-yard drive and trailed 8-6 at halftime.
Dalton recovered an onside kick to begin the second half and drove inside the Bartow five yard line, but the locals’ defense held and took over on downs at their own four yard line.
From there, 10U Bartow drove 96 yards and took the lead on a 20 yard touchdown run by Jakai Baldwin.
Leading 12-8, Bartow then recovered a high Dalton snap in the end zone late in the fourth quarter for a 10-point win.
10U Dalton’s season ended with a 2-1 mark.
12U DALTON 30, BARTOW COUNTY 24
Malachi Jeffries scored on touchdown runs of 70-, 60-, and 60-yards, but 12U Bartow fell Thursday night at Dalton 30-24.
Jamari Brice also added a 3-yard scoring run for Bartow County.
12U Bartow all-stars season ends with a 2-1 record. They had wins over Calhoun (28-8) and Gordon County (35-0).
Dalton (2-1) will face Cartersville (2-0) for the GRPA District 5 championship Saturday afternoon at Dellinger Park. The winner will advance to the GRPA State Championship Game Saturday, December 2 at Grayson Stadium in Savannah at 2 p.m. against the District 2 champions.
8U DALTON 59, BARTOW COUNTY 0
The 8U Dalton all-stars improved to 3-0 Thursday night by blanking Bartow County.
The Bartow 8U all-stars concluded GRPA District 5 play with a 1-2 record. Their win was this past Tuesday over Gordon County, 13-0.
Dalton plays 8U Cartersville (2-0) Saturday morning at Dellinger Park for the District 5 Championship at 10 a.m. The winner will advance to the GRPA State Championship Game Saturday, December 2 at 10 a.m. at Grayson Stadium in Savannah 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.