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March “Mat”ness has begun

The Canes defense of their title has been in full swing in the weight room for several months, but the first full-team activity of the 2016 season began this week with the annual early-morning “mat drills.”  Football players will participate in agility and conditioning drills starting at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday mornings […]

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3 More Canes Sign

Three more Canes have signed National Letters of Intent to play college football next year.  Tiamon Pennymon will be playing at Eastern Arizona College, Tony Dean signed with Point University in West Point, GA and Kobie Whitfield will play for New Mexico Military Institute.  Congratulations to these three seniors, who have turned their hard work […]

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“Really big rings” add final shine to 2015

Members of the 2015 Hurricane Football Team had to sweat it out for 24 hours after Coach Joey King announced on Monday that there would be an emergency team meeting on Tuesday immediately after school.  No one knew whether announcements needed to be made, spring practice equipment given out or punishment handed down.  As it turns out, […]

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Whitfield earned honor the hard way

Kobie Whitfield was honored at the annual football banquet as this season’s Ken Tumlin Overcomer Award, given each year to the player who has faced the most obstacles and injuries in his career.  If there were ever a Purple Hurricane who has faced obstacles to getting on the field, it is Whitfield. After a promising […]

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2016 Football Schedule Released

Cartersville will have its hands full in their bid to defend the 2015 state championship.  The schedule includes perennial power Calhoun as well 2015 Class AAAAA champs Allatoona and a scrimmage against AAA champ Westminster.  The Canes also move to a new region, where Sandy Creek headlines a much tougher regular season.   8/12                       vs Westminster […]

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Canes Sign Scholarships

4 Cartersville football players signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, marking both the culmination of years of hard work and the beginning of a new phase in their educational and athletic careers.  Congratulations go out to Terrius Callahan and Tyler Reed (Austin Peay University), Gabe Gridley (University of West Alabama) and Auston T. Davis (Georgia […]

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Senior Class Highlights Football Banquet

The 2015 AAAA Football Champions celebrated their season with a banquet held at Cartersville First Baptist Church.  Coaches, players and their families gathered to recognize award winners and celebrate individual and team accomplishments.  The senior class highlighted an impressive array of honors.  They will graduate boasting a 51-4 record, 4 straight Region 7-AAAA titles, 2 […]

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CHS Added to MaxPreps Football Tour

MaxPreps has selected Cartersville as a participant in its annual Tour of Champions.  Sponsored by the National Guard, the Tour selects 50 football programs from across the country.  In order to be considered, a team must win their state title and be highly ranked in MaxPreps’ national rankings.  Cartersville was chosen from among 17,000 varsity teams. On […]

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Canes Earn Post-Season Accolades

Cartersville football finished the season on top as a team, and now many individual players are also being honored for their stellar performances this season.  Congratulations to the following post-season award winners: USA Today Georgia All-State Trevor Lawrence (1st Team & Off. P.O.Y.), Miller Forristall (2nd Team) AJC AAAA All-State 1st Team Trevor Lawrence (Offensive […]

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Champs!

The 2015 GHSA AAAA title once again belongs to the Purple Hurricanes.  Cartersville defeated Buford 10-0 on Dec. 12 in the championship game played at the Georgia Dome.  The game marked the first time that Buford had been held scoreless in 5 years.  Cartersville’s defense, which had been stellar all year, proved their mettle once […]

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